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Establishing an Independent Private Practice

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, AOA President, DO, FACOFP, AOA President
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Establishing an Independent Private Practice

  • Describe clear objectives that can improve the quality of patient care.
  • Produce a strategic plan to set well-defined marketing goals.
  • Demonstrate understanding of a plan that offers an opportunity for all stakeholders to get involved and collaborate in shaping the future of your medical practice. Active engagement ensures the progress of projects and priorities.

Dr. Burns has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: The FOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to FOMA Executive Director Steve Winn, by calling the FOMA Office at 850-878-7364 or by mail to FOMA, 2544 Blairstone Pines Drive, Tallahassee, FL  32301, or by email to



Ronald Burns, DO, FACOFP, AOA President, DO, FACOFP, AOA President's Profile

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Dr. Burns is an American Osteopathic Board board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician in private practice in Orlando, Florida. He has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2007 and was inaugurated as the 2019-20 President of the AOA in July of 2019.


Active in organized medicine his entire career, Dr. Burns served as president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) from 2004–2005 and provided leadership at the local level as a trustee of FOMA and FOMA District Society 3. He has been honored with the FOMA Physician of the Year award and the Distinguished Service award. In addition, he served for nine years on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, which assesses competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions. Dr. Burns built an impressive career of service in the state of Florida by serving on the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Florida Health Information Infrastructure Board, the Florida Medicaid Formulary Study Panel and the Florida Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.


Dr. Burns graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed an internship at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, Ohio, and completed residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. In 2018, the Ohio Alumni Association Board of Directors presented Dr. Burns with the Medal of Merit for achieving distinction in his field.


Dr. Burns and his wife Janet have five children and reside in Winter Park, Florida. He has a long history of service in healthcare legislation, regulation, education and leadership at the national, state and local levels. He brings forth a strong directive for his year of service as AOA president: “Physician directed, physician led.” He discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentations.



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