Dr. Veryl Hodges, an internal medicine specialist at Clopton Clinic in Jonesboro, has been elected president of the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association.
Hodges, who has served a trustee of that organization’ since 2006, will serve a one-year term as president.
He earned his D.O. degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and served both an internship and a residency in internal medicine at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Oklahoma State University in Tulsa. He is board certified in internal medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
The physician holds fellow status in the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
He has been with Clopton Clinic and on the medical staff at St. Bernards Medical Center since 2002. Prior to that he was in private practice in Pueblo, Colo., and worked in emergency medicine at Craig General Hospital in Vinita, Okla.
The holder of a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill., Hodges also earned master’s degrees from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., in theology and in religious education.
His professional memberships include the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American Osteopathic Association.
Hodges and his wife Karen have two sons, Denny and Christopher.
He serves on the church board at Forest Home Church of the Nazarene.
He is a member of Healthcare Medical Group (HMG) and St. Bernards Healthcare Associated Regional Providers (SHARP).