Frequently Asked Questions
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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O. or DO) is a professional doctoral degree for physicians and surgeons offered by medical schools in the United States. Holders of the D.O. degree have attained the ability to become licensed as osteopathic physicians who have equivalent rights, privileges, and responsibilities as physicians with a Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.). D.O. physicians are licensed to practice the full scope of medicine and surgery in 65 countries, including all 50 states in the US, and make up seven percent of the total U.S. physician population. In 2013, there were 87,300 osteopathic physicians in the United States. MDs and DOs go through similar training, specialty board exams and have continued medical requirements. DOs typically spend an extra 300-500 hours of studying more holistic approaches to the art of medicine, such as musculo-skeletal manipulation as one aspect.
No, buprenorphine (suboxone) has an evidence based, proven track record in the treatment of opioid dependence. Dependence has both a psychological and physiological basis. The suboxone assists greatly with the physiological and addictive aspects so the patient can focus on changing their environment, mental state, group therapy and overall psychological well-being. Withdrawal and addiction can be life-threatening especially for those that have had prolonged opioid addiction. Suboxone assists the patient in defeating addiction, not substituting. Also under the partnership with their physician, suboxone can be tapered off at the patient’s discretion.
No, we do not, but we will assist in requesting medicaid / pharmacy requests, however medical services are required to be paid in full at time of service.
Yes, but the bottle / box is required and release of information form signed to discuss with previous physician.
Yes, we accept credit and debit cards, ask us about cash discount.
No, the $100 will only be charged if you cancel within 24 hours or less or no-show for your appointment.