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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
3703 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA
 

Dr. Stuart Wolf practices family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with PIH Health. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
6330 Rugby Avenue; Suite 200
Huntington Park, CA
 

Dr. Lucio Sanchez is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Huntington Park, CA. Dr. Sanchez takes Health Net, Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and more. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9353 E Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Julian Ballesteros is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ballesteros include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Clinical interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9353 E Imperial Highway
Downey, CA
 

Dr. William Buchanan works as an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Bellflower, CA and Downey, CA. Dr. Buchanan honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 7a
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Bao's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Bao studied medicine at Shanghai Medical University. He speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Richard Dell is a Bellflower, CA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. William Weiser's area of specialization is osteopathic manipulative medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Weiser is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Steele is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Steele attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Money specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Money accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Paul Woodworth's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Woodworth is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Narendra Gurbani practices osteopathic manipulative medicine. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Roberto Velasco is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Robert Sundstrom's area of specialization is osteopathic manipulative medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Maylene Glidewell's specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Glidewell takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
9400 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Cuong Tran specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Bellflower, CA. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
11500 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Krista Lund specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Glendale, CA and Downey, CA. Dr. Lund is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors L.A. Care Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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What is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine?

Osteopathic manipulative medicine is the keystone treatment that sets osteopathic physicians apart from other doctors. With similarities to chiropractic, physical therapy, and therapeutic massage, osteopathic manipulative medicine is a hands-on approach that involves manually moving, stretching, and adjusting the body to reduce pain and increase mobility.

Osteopathy was developed in the 1870s by Dr. Andrew Still. In the United States, doctors of osteopathy are full medical doctors (D.O.s) - they can prescribe medications and perform surgery. The osteopathic medical view tends to differ slightly from that of an M.D. however, with D.O.s treating the whole person and seeing illness less as an isolated event. Osteopaths believe that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself, if restrictions on movement are removed. With increased motion and circulation will come increased well-being. Osteopathic manipulative medicine aims to free the body to heal itself.

An osteopathic manipulative treatment may involve stretching, gentle pressure, counter pressure, resistance, and craniosacral therapy among others. It may be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent illness or injury. Studies have shown that osteopathic manipulation is particularly effective for back pain, but it may also be used to treat:
  • Joint pain, such as that due to sports injuries or arthritis
  • Menstrual pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sinus disorders
  • Migraine headaches
  • Pain disorders, such as fibromyalgia or chronic pain

Osteopathic manipulative medicine uses healing touch to restore the function of the body’s own structure in order to promote health. It looks at the entire musculoskeletal system to ease limitations that may be causing problems.