Help Your Family By Choosing a D.O.

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Family Physicians in Trinity

Help Your Family By Choosing a D.O.

Healthcare is a core priority for all Americans, but it can be difficult to know where to find the very best medical care for the people that you love. The answer is actually surprisingly simple: find a doctor of osteopathic medicine in your local area. Doctors of osteopathic medicine are unique in their belief that each patient should be treated as a whole, not merely for one specific disease or injury. Whether you only need regular checkups and preventative medicine, or you are actively seeking treatment and support for a chronic condition, a D.O. can provide the personalized medical care that you and your loved ones need.

Basic Facts About Osteopathic Medicine

The principles of osteopathy were developed more than a century ago by Andrew Taylor, who was inspired by his own personal struggles to find a method of medicine that recognized the body as an interrelated system. Since then, osteopathy has grown into a unique philosophy that emphasizes the whole person and the relationship of all the body’s muscles, organs, bones, and nerves. Overall, your D.O. will address your medical care under the belief that your body has a core ability to heal itself with the right support, even in the face of challenges.

Working with a D.O. To Overcome Your Health Problems

According to the American Osteopathic Association, “It makes a difference when your physician is trained to truly listen. To pay more attention to you than your chart. To look beyond the symptoms and take the time to get to know you as a whole person.” This is critical, especially for patients coping with chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis.

At Family Medical Center in Trinity and Port Richey, Florida, the D.O. first focuses on the prevention of your medical problems by taking the time to listen and learn about your lifestyle, health concerns, and daily habits. Since a significant portion of your health is influenced by your daily actions and surroundings, your D.O. will be better equipped to help you prevent illness and injury using this foundational understanding of your life. Once your D.O. has helped you improve your lifestyle, he will also promote your body’s natural ability to heal using a combination of the latest technology, physical manipulations, holistic strategies, and more.

Whether you are seeking family healthcare, treatment for an automobile or work injury, physical therapy, weight loss and nutrition support, or sports injury treatment, the D.O.s at Family Medical Center can give you the care and attention you deserve. Just call (727) 375-5885 to make your first appointment.