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The Many Benefits of Holistic Health Care Through an Osteopathic Approach to Medicine

Are you seeking a doctor who understands you and treats you like a partner in your healthcare? If so, an osteopath may be the type of doctor you’re looking for. Don’t let the name fool you. These doctors receive the same training as other medical doctors but then go on to study the osteopathic approach to medicine. That’s why you’ll see the credentials “DO” after their names instead of “MD.”

Are you a resident in northwest New Jersey seeking a holistic approach to your health and well-being? You'll benefit from medical care delivered by Keri Ingrassia-Squiers, DO, FACP and our team at Hackettstown Medical Primary Care Partners Affiliate. We focus on innovative treatments like therapeutic trigger point injections, osteopathic manipulation, or natural products called nutraceuticals. Our goal is to help ease your pain through an osteopathic approach to medicine.

The osteopathic philosophy

Osteopathic doctors believe patients are partners in their own health. We empower patients to maintain good health and educate them about injury and disease prevention. We understand the importance of considering a patient’s lifestyle and community, before suggesting ways to improve their health. 

Our doctors believe in the human body’s ability to heal itself. Osteopaths use hands-on techniques to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and support the body’s natural structure so it functions better. The goal is to focus on the muscles, joints, and spine to improve the circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.

What can osteopathic medicine treat?

Many osteopaths are primary care physicians who treat a variety of medical issues, including:

For many people, the osteopathic approach to medicine is the answer they’ve been looking for. They enjoy the interaction with their doctor and the caring, integrative approach to healthcare.

Benefits of a holistic approach

Our doctors focus on a holistic approach to promote health and wellness before the disease even begins. Meaning, we look at the whole person in a proactive way instead of focusing on a medical problem after it exists. We address your physical health, as well as your emotional and spiritual health. This allows us to improve every aspect of your well-being.

We’re also skilled communicators who aim to partner with their patients instead of rushing them out the door in 10 minutes with a handful of prescriptions. With that said, osteopaths can prescribe medication, specialize in any medical specialty, and even perform surgery.

If you’re ready to take on a more active role in your health, and to partner with your doctor to fix the cause of an illness instead of just alleviating the symptoms, contact our office today. 

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