Sara E. Sutton, D.O., FAAQ, of Des Moines, was the winner of the American Osteopathic Association's Mentor of the Year Award in Orlando, Fla.
While Sutton was in practice in Fort Dodge from 1964 to 1988, osteopathic medical students, primarily from Des Moines University, were housed and taught by her during their four-month family practice rotations. She moved to Des Moines where she was associate professor of family practice at Des Moines University from 1990 until 1995.
Since 2001, she has been in part-time practice in her home, limiting her care to osteopathic diagnosis and manipulative treatment. She tutored students in osteopathic manipulative medicine until 2010.