As an osteopathic physician who
practices osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), I not only use standard
medical tools, I also use my hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness and
injury. During treatment I move your muscles, fascia and joints using a wide
variety of techniques including stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.
This treatment can be used to reduce pain, promote healing and increase overall
mobility. It can be used to treat a wide
range of illnesses, including asthma, migraines and menstrual pain.
OMM can benefit patients of all
ages and my practice ranges from newborn babies to senior citizens. I
particularly enjoy caring for patients who are age 70 and older, where my
hands-on treatment helps them function better in their lives.
While OMM is the primary focus of
my practice, it isn’t the answer for all patients. I also offer two other
treatment modalities – medical acupuncture and prolotherapy or regenerative
Medical acupuncture uses very small needles
inserted into the body. I use
acupuncture techniques that have been used for centuries and many that have
been developed by physicians in the U.S. It can be used as primary or
additional treatment for a wide variety of illnesses from pain to fatigue to
complex internal medicine issues. Patients may find that they are able to
reduce their dependence on medication.
is the injection of substances that promote the growth of normal cells or
tissues. This can help in the early stages of arthritis or for strengthening connective
tissue insufficiency found in chronic pain or sprains and strains.
I like to spend a significant
amount of time with my patients, listening to them and making sure that we both
understand their condition and become partners in a plan of care.
Board certified in Family Practice
Board certified in Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative
American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners
American Academy of Osteopathy
The Cranial Academy
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture