Osteopathic Medicine

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Osteopathic Medicine

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As DOs move into the future, we must remember where we came from

As a second-generation DO, and an osteopathic family physician who has been practicing for almost 40 years, I can tell you that we do not need to rethink our position in medicine as others have recently suggested.

Instead, we need to reinforce that the osteopathic philosophy, which A.T. Still, MD, DO, created during a time of turmoil in medicine, was not simply osteopathic manipulative treatment added on to holistic medicine. It was an entirely new way of thinking and treating the patient.

Beyond bedside manner

Osteopathic medicine is not just empathy, bedside manner, and holistic medicine.

It is the incorporation of musculoskeletal findings…

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