Osteopathic medicine: personalized, “whole-body” healthcare.
The letters “D.O.” after a doctor’s name indicate an ‘Osteopathic Physician’. If you are unfamiliar with a osteopathic physicians, the the first thing you should know is this: Doctors of Osteopathy complete the same length of training as M.D.s: four years of college, followed by four years of medical school and then an additional three to six years of specialty training. And they take the same state exams to practice medicine as their M.D. colleagues. Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) prescribe medication and perform surgery, as do M.D.s. They can be found in all specialty and subspecialty areas of medicine, from anesthesia to neurosurgery to radiology.
It is in the overall approach to health that these two types of medicine differ, and it is this difference that led Dr. Radnovich to become a Doctor of Osteopathy.
Osteopathic physicians diagnose and treat health problems from a whole-person point of view. They look at the “big picture” and consider everything about you, not just your symptoms.
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, or OMT, is another difference. OMT is a hands-on way of diagnosing and treating illness or injury, that uses stretching, gentle pressure, pushing and resistance to move your muscles and joints (including the joints in your back).
Dr. Radnovich has received specialized training and is board certified in using OMT. His training ensures that you’ll always get treatment that is developed for your unique situation. The very nature of osteopathic medicine also means that good communication, comfort and trust are essential. It’s why we all take the time to really know you and encourage you to know us. Your excellent care depends on it.
Please contact us for more information on how Osteopathy can help you or to make an appointment.
To learn more about Osteopathic Medicine please visit:
American Osteopathic Association
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine