Dr. Amy-Jo Bekong finds joy when she can help provide relief of ailments for her patients so they feel better. Growing up in a small town in Cameroon, West Africa, she witnessed disease and death and would always find herself trying to help and comfort the sick. Dr. Bekong’s 6th grade teacher was a great source of inspiration for her and helped her uncover a passion for teaching.
A career in medicine was a perfect fit for her and allowed her to pursue both her dreams of being a care provider and a teacher.
Dr. Bekong has “walked the walk.” She started her medical career as a Staff Licensed Practice Nurse working in a nursing home with mostly geriatric patients. From there she transitioned into medical school, a pre-doctoral fellowship, and most recently a residency with Campbell University and Harnett Health. During her residency, she served as clinical faculty with the Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine where she taught third and fourth year medical students on how to apply foundational knowledge to clinical practice and patient care.
A local resident, she enjoys trying new recipes from around the world, traveling to new places and learning about new cultures, gardening, and spending time with her husband and three children.
- Undergraduate Degree – University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in Baltimore, MD
- Medical School – Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) in Athens, OH
- Fellowship – Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at OU-HCOM
- Residency – Campbell University/Harnett Health System, Family Medicine, PGY3 in Dunn, NC
- Board Eligible for American Board of Family Medicine
- Adolescent health
- Women's health
Awards and Honors
- Obstetrics & Gynecology Award at OU-HCOM for Distinguished Osteopathic Commitment
- Humanitarian Award at OU-HCOM for Distinguished Osteopathic Commitment
- Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organizational Award at the University of Maryland Baltimore County
- American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
- American College of Family Physicians (ACFP) – NC chapter and national membership
- American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP)
- Association of Cameroonian Physicians in the America’s (ACPA)
Publications and Presentations
IMPACT OF A REDUCED CARBOHYDRATE, HIGH PROTEIN DIET ON INSULIN RESISTANCE & METABOLIC SYNDROME; 2018. Johnny Jaber DO MPH1, Alicia Greene OMS32, Timothy Stuart DO3, Amy-Jo Bekong DO3, Nicholas Pennings, DO2
1University of Florida, Gainesville FL, 2Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Buies Creek NC, 3Harnett Health System, Dunn NC
- Poster presentations
08/12/17: NCS-ACOFP (North Carolina Society – American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians) Pinehurst, NC. “Splenic infarction – An uncommon diagnosis for a common primary care presentation.” Bekong A. DO PGY-1, Ellis D. DO
08/11/18: NCS-ACOFP (North Carolina Society – American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians) Pinehurst, NC. “The Impact of a reduced carbohydrate, high protein, low calorie Diet on metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance “. Pennings N., Bekong A., Stuart T., Jaber J., Greene A., - 2nd Place winner in BioMedical category.