Osteopathic Medical Solutions You Can Rely On
Osteopathic medicine is a holistic approach to health care that treats the entire person, not just the symptoms. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) help patients develop healthy attitudes and lifestyles that enable them to fight off illness before it even begins.
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is a holistic approach to healthcare in which osteopathic physicians apply osteopathic philosophy and structural diagnosis using osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
As part of their medical education, osteopathic physicians receive extra training in manipulating the musculoskeletal system—your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones that make up two-thirds of your body mass. This training gives them a better understanding of how an injury or illness in one part of the body can affect another.
Sara Wagner, DO
Since graduating from Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017, Dr. Sara Wagner has provided osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) to communities in the Pacific Northwest.
She has a broad background in family medicine that helps her identify the cause of medical complaints and their solution through the unique modality of OMT.
Dr. Wagner treats children through geriatrics. Be aware that Dr. Wagner does not participate in insurance and payment is due at the time of service. However a superbill is provided at your visit that can be submitted to your insurance for reimbursement.
More about Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
OMM is the art and science of assessing the impact of the neuromusculoskeletal system on health and disease and designing appropriate interventions. Approximately 15 major OMT techniques and more than 1,000 individual techniques exist.
Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is incorporated into the training of all osteopathic physicians. OMM allows DOs to use their hands to diagnose injury and illness and encourage your body’s natural tendency toward good health. By combining all other medical procedures with OMM, DOs offer their patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.
Osteopathic physicians are doctors who have completed medical school and residency training. They are licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery in all 50 states, as are MDs. But DOs bring something extra to the practice of medicine—a holistic approach to patient care. DOs are trained to be doctors first and specialists second. Most DOs are family-oriented primary care physicians who practice in small towns or rural areas. Many DOs care for entire families or communities.
The osteopathic medical curriculum includes four years of training, focusing on preventive medicine and holistic patient care. DOs serve a one-year internship, gaining hands-on experience in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery. This experience ensures that osteopathic physicians are first trained as primary care physicians—even if they plan to pursue a specialty. DOs then complete one or more residency programs in a specialty area; each program typically requires two to six years of additional training.
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Visits are scheduled online through the website only. Patients that are more than 15 minutes late will need to be rescheduled. Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice will incur half of the visit cost, or $95. Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will incur the full visit rate of $190.