Anne Darby, DO

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    Research interests

    Dr. Anne Darby has research interests in osteopathic manipulative treatment and resident and medical student education. She has worked on a project regarding osteopathic manipulation and its use with patients with COVID-19. She has completed a survey project regarding medical student awareness and interest in learning osteopathic manipulative treatment. Dr. Darby has presented at many national and international conferences about osteopathic manipulation education.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Anne Darby has strong teaching interests in resident and student education as well as Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. She currently serves as the Director of Osteopathic Education for the Penn State Hershey Family and Community Medicine residency program. She is Core Faculty for the program and a resident advisor. She has developed many components of osteopathic education and clinical services at Penn State Health including osteopathic manipulation clinics, an osteopathic recognition curriculum for residents, and osteopathic lectures for medical students. Dr. Darby obtained grant funding for high quality tables for osteopathic manipulation to be used in the residency clinics. She regularly does resident precepting in family medicine clinic, procedure clinic, and osteopathic manipulation clinic. She enjoys teaching medical students as well as physician assistant and nurse practitioner students during her own clinic time and on the inpatient service.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Anne Darby enjoys practicing the full scope of family medicine. She sees patients at the Penn State Health clinic in Camp Hill and regularly precepts the residents at the Nyes Road and Fishburn Road residency sites. She particularly enjoys managing complex patients and doing many outpatient procedures such as dermatology procedures, IUD and Nexplanon placement and removal, and joint injections. She is fellowship trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and is passionate about utilizing this to treat her own patients as well as teaching the residents and students this skill. Dr. Darby enjoys spending a few weeks per year doing inpatient medicine with the inpatient family medicine service at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

    Professional information

    Board certification, American Board of Family Medicine, 2015-present

    Board certification, American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners, 2015

    Member, American Academy of Family Physicians, Society for Teachers of Family Medicine, Family Medicine Education Consortium, and North American Primary Care Research Group

    Education/Academic qualification

    Family Medicine, Residency, ProMedica Toledo Hospital

    … → 2015

    Pre-Doctoral Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Fellowship, Des Moines University


    DO, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

    … → 2012

    Biology with emphasis in Physiology, BS, University of Washington

    … → 2007

    External positions

    Member, American Osteopathic Association

    2007 → …


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