William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.

  • Dr. Wm. H. Stager, an Osteopathic physician, has been a holistic general practitioner in West Palm Beach, Florida, combining Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM), Family Medicine, and Medical Acupuncture in the Palm Beach area since 1990
  • Dr. Wm. Stager has 4 degrees:
    • BA (Philosophy) (1983) and MS (Anatomy) (1984) degrees from Rutgers University
    • Undergraduate OPP Fellowship and DO degree from NSUCOM (1989)
    • MPH from ATSU (2009).
  • He completed a rotating internship at Humana South Broward Hospital (1989-90)
  • He is Board Certified in NMM/OMM and Family Medicine
  • He has 4 Fellow degrees:
    • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Distinguished)
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
    • American Academy of Osteopathy
  • He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at NSUKPCOM and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at LECOM.
  • He has taught NMM/OMM and Family Medicine to hundreds of medical students, interns, residents and physicians all over the USA, Canada, Norway, and China
  • He has published over 300 articles and papers in health and fitness magazines and several in peer-reviewed medical journals
  • He is section editor and contributing author of the 2014 2nd edition of the ACOFP textbook Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine
  • He is an active Life Member of the American Academy of Osteopathy, the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and the American Osteopathic Association,  and an active member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, American Academy of Pediatric Osteopathy, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and Florida Academy of Osteopathy, serving on numerous committees, boards, and leadership positions.
  • In his many leadership positions, he has traveled throughout the state of Florida, nationally and internationally representing patients, medical students and physicians advocating on all political levels.
  • He has been President of 5 Osteopathic Medical organizations:
    • FOMA (2015-2016)
    • NSUCOM Alumni Association Executive Committee (2015-2016)
    • FAO (2006-2008, 2008-2010)
    • FSACOFP (2008-2009)
    • FOMA District 9 (2006-present)
  • He is President-Elect of the AAO (2023-2024)
  • His many awards include:
    • 2022 AAO Golden Ram Society Ruby pin
    • 2020 AOA 142 Club for outstanding service
    • 2019 NSUKPCOM Service Award
    • 2017 NSU Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
    • 2015 NSUCOM Distinguished Alumni Award,
    • 2015 NSUCOM Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award,
    • 2013 AOA Unsung Heroes Award,
    • 2013 AOA Guardians of the Profession Award,
    • 2011 FAO Distinguished Service Award,
    • 2010 FSACOFP Physician of the Year Award,
    • 2009 ACOFP Excellence in State Society Leadership Award
    • 2008 NSUCOM Distinguished Alumni Award
    • 2007 FOMA Presidential Achievement Award,
    • 2007 AOA Mentor of the Year Nominee Finalist Award,
    • 1998 & 1988 teaching awards from the students of NSUCOM.
  • He is a second generation DO: father, the late Frank E. Stager, DO, was a general practitioner in Bangor, Maine.
  • From an early age, he has held a deep interest in music, art, poetry, science, philosophy, spirituality and healing, and has spent a lifetime studying and expressing himself through them. His lifelong search and study of healers and spirituality has led him around the world, to the literature, lives and personal touch of many great souls, beginning with his father, Frank E. Stager, D.O., and especially culminating in David Diamond, Robert C. Fulford, D.O., Don Benedicto Suarez, Sant Kirpal Singh Ji and Sant Ajaib Singh Ji.
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