Dr. William Kirmes Receives NHOA Distinguished Service Award

January 29, 2018

NH Osteopathic AssociationDr. William Kirmes was presented the New Hampshire Osteopathic Association Distinguished Service Award this past weekend during the NHOA Annual meeting held at the North Conway Grand in North Conway.

Dr. Kirmes purchased the practice of Dr. Jack Parfitt in Manchester, a pioneer of Osteopathy in NH. Dr. Kirmes has worked diligently to grow the profession and keep the history alive. Dr. Kirmes uses OMT treatment to treat his patients. He has served in various capacities for the statewide osteopathic association, including president. He has taken in students, mentored young physicians and travels to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine each spring to present the NHOA’s scholarship (The Jack Parfitt Award) to a budding physician from New Hampshire.

Dr. Kirmes is also active in his community, an active Kiwanis member and supporter of education. In 2011, Dr. Kirmes authored a children’s book, “The Year the Snow Didn’t Melt”. He has asked that the $1000 award in his honor be given to the Thirst Project, which teaches those who have access to water about those who do not and helps provide water to families in developing countries.

Pictured here with his daughter at the award ceremony.

Dr. William Kirmes with his daughter