What is a D. O.?
Dr. McPhee is a D.O.
D.O.’s are Osteopathic Physicians who are fully educated and licensed to practice all aspects of medicine. Osteopathic Physicians are certified to specialize in family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, and all of the other medical specialties and subspecialties.
D.O.’s treat patients and prescribe medicine in offices and hospitals across the country and in the U.S. armed services. D.O.’s provide disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies to you and your family through all of life’s stages, from infancy to end-of-life.
D.O.’s hold the following principles as central to their practice of medicine:
- You are a person who is a unification of body, mind and spirit.
- Your body, when properly treated and maintained, is capable of self-regulation, self maintenance, and self-healing.
- If all of the parts of your body are functioning optimally you will maintain the highest possible level of heath.
D.O.’s treat you, the whole person, not just a disease or symptoms.