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We found 4 osteopathic manipulative medicine providers who accept Child Health Plus near Bronx, NY.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Kim is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Bronx, NY, Bayside, NY, and New York, NY. Her education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Kim accepts Child Health Plus, Elderplan, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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

Dr. Aric Hausknecht practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in New York, NY, Bronx, NY, and Forest Hills, NY. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Hausknecht graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Hausknecht speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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

Dr. Barry Sloan is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sloan accepts MagnaCare, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sloan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Sloan is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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

Dr. Hugh Ettlinger works as an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Bronx, NY. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ettlinger takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more.

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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.