We found 6 osteopathic manipulative medicine providers near Largo, FL.

Dr. Douglas Murray Baird III, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
13540 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Baird specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Baird is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baird honors. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Immunization, Pap Test, Osteopathic Manipulation, Physical Exams, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Ray Wood, DO
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13211 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wood is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wood average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood's education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital.

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Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
10597 Us Highway 19 N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Carol Browne is a family medicine physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Tampa, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Browne average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Browne takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
800 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Valli Subramanian's area of specialization is osteopathic manipulative medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1603 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Napier is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Napier graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
1221 Rogers Street; Suite B
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Chapman is an addiction medicine specialist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chapman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman takes.

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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.