Osteopathic Medicine

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Osteopathic Medicine

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HWN Suggests

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

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

Art of Osteopathy

We specialize in the practice of traditional hands-on Osteopathy. Whether you are seeking health, or simply wish to learn more about Osteopathy, we welcome you to explore these pages.

Doctors That Do

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are complete physicians who practice in every medical specialty. DOs are trained to first consider the person within the patient.

The DO

Keeping you up to date on osteopathic medicine.

Osteopathic Research Web

Osteopaths are regularly challenged by insurance companies, MDs and other healthcare professionals for not having any scientific research to back up osteopathic medicine. At the same time there is a lot of interesting research done all over the world that is relevant to osteopathy but hardly known.

Student Osteopathic Medical Association

Comprehensive site for students of osteopathy.

American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, founded in 1975, exists to support high quality emergency care, promote and protect the interests of Osteopathic emergency physicians, ensure the highest standards of postgraduate education, and provide leadership in research through the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine, in a distinct unified profession.

American Osteopathic Association

Serving as the professional family for more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) promotes public health and encourages scientific research.

American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine

Members of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), had established residency training programs in osteopathic emergency medicine. This had been approved by the actions of the Council on Post-doctoral Training of the American Osteopathic Association.

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Welcome to the on-line, continuing medical education site at Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. This home page is your gateway to a unique and effective learning experience.

Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine

FOEM was founded in 1998 and established as a 501(c)3 charitable organization by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) as a philanthropic arm of the osteopathic emergency medicine community. Its purpose is to develop grants and awards to support research in emergency medicine conducted by or under the jurisdiction of osteopathic physicians.

General Osteopathic Council

The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law osteopaths must be registered with the GOsC in order to practise in the UK.

Institute of Osteopathy

The Institute of Osteopathy (iO) is the UK’s leading professional membership organisation for osteopaths. The purpose of the institute is to support, unite, develop and promote the osteopathic profession, for the improvement of public health and patient care. Osteopathy is a gentle and effective hands-on approach to healthcare, based on the principle that the way your body moves influences how it functions.

Osteopathic Center for Children

The Osteopathic Center for Children & Families provides a comprehensive approach to children, to enable them to function at the optimum of their potential.


Osteopathic Physicians, also known as Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine or Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.), diagnose and treat all illnesses and injuries and many specialize in treating back pain.


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Student Doctor Network

This comprehensive site provides an explanation of osteopathic and allopathic medicine and compares the two, provides osteopathic links, and includes a chat room where premed and medical students can post questions and have them answered by peers. It is also an informative site where pre-osteopathic students can ask questions and communicate with other osteopathic and pre-osteopathic students from all over the country.

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