William Sightler, D.O. , President
Dr. Sightler is a board-certified family physician. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a degree in Pharmacy from the Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta and an MBA from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Dr. Sightler went into private practice immediately after finishing his family practice residency, has experience in correctional medicine and is currently the Medical Director of the Home Based Primary Care program at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA. He was a previous GOMA president in 2003 and has been a delegate to the AOA as well as a previous member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Dr. Sightler is also a veteran of the US Army.
It is indeed an honor to be able to serve as president of the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association for another term in our task to promote public health while also promoting art, science and philosophy of osteopathic medicine.
The practice of medicine is ever changing and it is incumbent upon us as osteopathic physicians to strive to be on the forefront of these changes and to remain a primary voice in the changes that affect the care that we provide to our patients and policies that may affect our fellow physicians. To this end GOMA continues to be an active participant in the PCPC (Patient-Centered Physicians Coalition) of Georgia which is a group of five physician organizations in Georgia that meet to discuss legislative issues that affect both patients and providers and advocate these issues to our state legislators at the annual legislative day at the capitol.
GOMA continues to provide members on several state-wide committees and boards including, but not limited to, the Georgia Composite Medical Board, the CMS Contractor Advisor Committee and the Georgia Board of Physician Workforce.
GOMA continues to provide very high quality continuing education programs at a very reasonable cost and offers a discount to the organizations members.
An organization is only as strong as the membership that it represents and it is mine and the executive board of GOMAs’ goal to encourage all DO’s in the state to join this organization which is committed to representing you in a professional and proficient manner. It is my hope and desire that after considering these and other benefits that the organization offers that all DO’s in the state will join us that we may be even more effective in advancing the issues that affect our patients and colleagues.
William(Bill) Sightler, Pres.