In the age of smartphones and tweets, bad diet advice has never been more widespread.
Physicians can boost patient compliance by listening and leading by example, says endocrinologist Kari A. Hortos, DO.
“Doing yoga might change how often you need to receive OMT; it might prolong the benefits that you're getting,” says Jim Preddy, DO.
Physicians should generally avoid caring for relatives, most DOs agree. But what about OMT? Are there other exceptions?
Some 10 million Americans receive care via telemedicine, up 50% from six years ago. The number is expected to double within a decade.
The preliminary study is believed to be the first evaluation of OMT on sports performance using real-life athletes and games.
“This is 100% different,” says DO who became permanently paralyzed. “You don’t think about patients as just a diagnosis.”
Securing a derm position requires sacrifice and persistence, but those in the field enjoy flexible hours and variety in their work.
“We are seeing a renaissance of people—patients and MDs especially—who seek DOs who do OMT,” says NMM/OMM specialist.
“The push for evidence-based medicine is forcing us to do what we should have done before,” a DO says. “We don’t have enough research.”
Physicians are still grappling with the meaning of evidence-based medicine and its application at the point of care.
“With the increasing openness in our society, more of these people are being discovered,” said Gerald G. Osborn, DO.