Osteopathic Healing Articles
When choosing a primary care doctor, it’s good to know the difference between an Internal Medicine Doctor and a Family Medicine Doctor. Internists treat adults, while Family Medicine practitioners are trained in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and internal medicine.
Direct Primary Care was introduced as an alternative to fee-for-service payment methods involving a third party unconcerned about a patient’s welfare. The DPC model leaves financial negotiating to the two parties actively involved: the patient and physician.
Annual lab testing is an important part of monitoring your general health As a DPC clinic, our members pay a monthly membership fee. We do not accept insurance. This allows us to offer lab testing at a fraction of the cost compared to other facilities.
Through a direct primary care model, you & your family pay an affordable monthly fee for service, have frequent and consistent communication with Dr. Starkman, as well as extended office visits and a personalized wellness plan, including potential integrative and osteopathic options.
Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind & spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
You may not be aware that there are two types of complete physicians in the United States—DOs (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and MDs. Both are fully qualified physicians licensed to prescribe and administer medications, admit patients to hospitals and perform surgeries.