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Bethany A. Powers, DO

Bethany A. Powers, DO

Discipline Chair for OMM
Carolinas Campus


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I grew up in a small town in North Eastern North Carolina, with a population of ~5,000 people. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to go into medicine. I left home early to go to NCSSM for high school and onto Emory for College. In college, I fell in love with teaching while working as a SCUBA instructor. Finding out about Osteopathic Medicine when I started applying, I couldn't have dreamed up a better fit. At GA-PCOM I quickly gravitated toward the OMM department and started running after hours review sessions. Coming to Spartanburg on a random rotation, by the end of my second day I knew it was where I wanted to do residency. I was so impressed with the caliber of training and expectations held by this community of physicians. As a resident, I moonlighted at VCOM as a clinical instructor in the OMM department. After completing my FM training, but wanting more, I went on to a Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine +1 residency in Orlando. Marrying the love of my life brought me back to the upstate, rejoining the physicians I so loved working with. I am now so happy to be doing what I have been so passionate about all along, practicing medicine and teaching the next generations of physicians.


2015 Florida Hospital East Orlando Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine +1 Residency
2014 Spartanburg Regional Health System Family Practice Residency
2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine DO
2007 Emory University BA - Sociology

Awards and Honors

  • Rubel award for outstanding performance on the OB-GYN service.
  • OMT award for most treatments performed during residency.

Current Professional Organizations

  • AAFP - American Academy of Family Physicians
  • AAO - American Academy of Osteopathy
  • ACOFP - American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • AOA - American Osteopathic Association
  • SCAFP - South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
  • SCOMS - South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society
  • The Cranial Academy

Current Research Projects

  • The effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on golf swings as measured by driver distances