Yesterday Yo-Yo mentioned seeing an ND - a Naturopathic Doctor. I did a little reading about
them. Sounds interesting, but I'm not allowed to see a ND under my health coverage - and besides, there are none local to me anyway.
That got me thinking about
Osteopathic Doctors, O.D.s. Under my (now changing) state health insurance program, there are some osteopaths listed as allowable primary care physicians.
Do you think an osteopath (OD) might be a cross between a naturopath (ND) and a regular medical doctor (MD)? The osteo's have hospital privileges - which is a bonus for me.
One OD's profile I'm looking at says this:
Philosophy of Care Statement
I believe in taking a holistic approach to medicine using non-pharmacological treatments first. The patient's overall well-being is my first priority.
Professionally, I enjoy Family Practice with a specialty in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine, and an interest in Dermatology.
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Accepts Children: Yes
I've only ever seen two osteopaths. Neither had enough brains to fill a thimble. One made a painfully wrong diagnosis for me, the other wrongly diagnosed my father in end stage cancer. However, I'm thinking that of all the M.D.s I've seen, only three in my entire lifetime have impressed me as having enough brains to fill a thimble. I've been woefully neglected and misdiagnosed by MDs. My sampling rate on O.D's is too small for me to base a decision on.
So - have you any experience with Osteopaths?EDIT:
I wanted to add - I'm highly interested in non-pharmacological treatments.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!
Post Edited (TheChickenPrincess) : 8/22/2010 9:54:42 AM (GMT-6)