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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Ophthalmology
130 W Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY

Dr. Elizabeth Kim is an ophthalmologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Bronx, NY, Bayside, NY, and New York, NY. She accepts Child Health Plus, Elderplan, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Kim graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
2488 Grand Concourse; Suite 310
Bronx, NY

Dr. Aric Hausknecht is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hausknecht is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hausknecht's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
466 Main Street
New Rochelle, NY

Dr. Barry Sloan practices osteopathic manipulative medicine in New York, NY and New Rochelle, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Sloan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Sloan is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4422 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY

Dr. Hugh Ettlinger sees patients in Bronx, NY. His medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic 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.
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