Traveling house call doctors are not common, why did Dr. Matthew Barker DO decide to do it? Learn about osteopathic manipulation medicine and residency, logistics of mobile doctor services and how is it different than a DC or DPT spinal manipulation.
For someone who planned on becoming a chiropractor, what changed his mind to become an osteopath? What does an osteopath curriculum look like? Why learn spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM as he refers to it sometimes)?
Why do home visits or mobile osteopathy? Is it efficient, could you make more in a hospital or doctor office setting?
Since you have a residency in SMT, and have to become board certified in manipulative medicine to be competent in the manipulation aspect of pain relief medicine, can you perform osteopathic manipulation in a hospital or is it still frowned upon?
What does the residency to become board certified involve? Not only do they learn the adjustment (SMT or OMM) but they can do all sorts of injections.
What type of rehab/ exercise training do they receive?
Does a specialized manipulation osteopath still have to work as hard as a chiropractor to get those medical doctor referrals for musculoskeletal pain?
I think many DC’s, DPT’s, and probably DO’s struggle with how to explain a manipulation medicine, listen to his mock explanation in the first half of the interview.
Misconception: how is a chiropractor adjustment different than an osteopathic adjustment?
Visceral manipulation… what does that look like: visceral somatic reflex. Example: Large intestine condition can be traced to the acupuncture meridian /point by the wrist to be stimulated to see changes.
At Home – Mobile – Travel Doctor: Osteopathic Manipulation
Why did he choose to do home visits? How did he pick the area of the city to cover?
Does he get referrals? He also rents a room as well as travels each day to see patients, why did that happen? What’s considered a good amount of visits per week for him?
How does he handle the logistics of seeing one patient, and then another potentially not available for another hour? How many visits would a patient expect to need his services?
What type of marketing does he do… hint lectures have been great?
Why is he having trouble hiring someone to expand his services?
ommtables.com for portable table and practice fusion for the EHR
American Academy of Osteopathy and Cranio Academy are two resources to find other osteopathic manipulation medicine type doctors
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Touch of Life Robert Fulford “>Touch of Life- Robert Fulford book all about osteopathic medicine geared for non-doctors
Show notes can be found athttp://www.adoctorsperspective.net/114 here you can also find links to things mentioned.