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Family Health FAQs and Answers
What kind of doctors are at Loehr Health Center?
Loehr Health Center offers care from Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs).
How do doctors at Loehr Health alleviate pain and treat disease?
Our medical physicians are doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), and they seek to get to the underlying condition that is triggering your pain. Of course, they understand that prescriptions are sometimes necessary and can provide you with appropriate medications. To learn more about osteopathic physicians, keep reading!
Our chiropractors use their hands to adjust subluxations, or misalignments, in your body. These manual manipulations can alleviate disorders affecting your nerves, muscles, and organs. We also have multiple chiropractors who are trained in caring specifically for pregnant and pediatric patients, and they know how to perform specialized chiropractic techniques for gentler adjustments.
What is a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO)?
Osteopathic medicine was first founded in the late 1800s by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still — who was both a medical doctor (MD) and the first doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Dr. Still was discontent with the current state of medicine at the time and founded his own school of medicine. Osteopathic medicine, also called osteopathy, focused on treating the whole patient instead of just the disease. This philosophy of holism was eventually codified in the four tenets of osteopathic medicine:
- The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
- The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
- Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
- Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of body unity, self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.
Nearly 130 years after the founding of osteopathic medicine, DOs make up over 10% of all physicians in the United States. While roughly 60% of DOs go into primary care, DOs may become any kind of medical specialist–from cardiologists to neurosurgeons. While MDs and DOs have much in common, DOs also receive additional training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM)–a form of musculoskeletal manipulation similar to chiropractic manipulation. DOs may use such therapy to augment your care–on anything from neck pain to modulating the sympathetic tone in your body. To learn more about DOs, feel free to ask one of the DOs at Loehr Health Center or make an appointment by CLICKING HERE.
Are family health services covered by insurance?
Loehr Health Center is currently out-of-network for primary care services.
Chiropractic care coverage varies based on your insurance plan. We are in-network with many insurance companies for chiropractic care. We will run your insurance benefits prior to your first appointment, so that you know what is covered before receiving treatment.
How much is it to see a primary care physician at Loehr Health?
A primary care exam is $150.00 at Loehr Health Center.