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Specializes in Physiatry, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
648 Northfield Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Paul Kaplan works as a rehabilitation physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. William William Hatten, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1020 29th Street; #480
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Hatten sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Hatten is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hatten trained at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tanji is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He works in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Tanji's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Parker is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Parker studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gina Lokna is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Lokna studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2805 J Street; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Cosca's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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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.