When most people think of medical care, they think of specialized fields of medicine. If your child is sick, you take them to a pediatrician, and if you have a disease, an internist is usually your first stop. But there’s a lot more to having good health than not being sick or injured, and osteopathic physicians prove that every day.
Osteopathy is a distinct medical field that focuses on the unity of bodily systems. A doctor of osteopathy, also known as a DO, doesn’t simply focus on symptoms when devising a treatment plan. Instead, they take other factors into account such as environmental and lifestyle factors. DO’s also provide treatment for muscle tension and adjusting backs. When you’re treated by a DO, you can rest assured that they practice medicine based on the latest evidence-based scientific information, but they don’t just focus on surgical or pharmaceutical treatment methods.
Osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest growing medical fields in the United States. Here in Newport, Healthstar Physicians Family Practice is the only clinic in our county to have a practicing DO. To learn more about how we can boost your wellness, learn more about osteopathy, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or by phone today.