Osteopathic Principles & Practice

Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Osteopathic medicine is a complete system of medical care with a philosophy that combines the needs of the patient with the current practice of medicine, surgery, and obstetrics, that emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function and that has an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.

Additional information can be found at:

www.aacom.org
www.doctorsthatdo.org
www.osteopathic.org

Fully Licensed Physician

A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) is a fully licensed physician who can perform surgery and prescribe medication. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine receive extra medical training, so they can use their hands to help diagnose and treat patients. There is a focus on understanding the world with which the patient lives in order to treat the whole person.

At ARCOM, the OPP Department is committed to developing holistic osteopathic physician with the unique knowledge and skills to care for patients.