When is an Osteopath not an Osteopath?
Recently I had some issues with my MD and decided to seek out an Osteopath. My issues with the MD revolved around his pill pushing and my interest in finding someone a little more open to alternate approaches. I found one on my insurance carrirs website nearby and when calling to set up an initial visit I asked if he was an Osteopath. At that point I should have known there was something wrong, the receptionist put me on hold for five minutes then came back and said 'yes he is'. On my first visit I tried to discuss Osteopathy and he wanted to avoid it, said a lot of the things they teach Osteopaths aren't applied in practice. I also started to notice that he was identified as an MD on the prescription labels and also was listed as an MD on the clinic website. His office window displays his name as 'MD' Long story short here I am several months later right back where I was with a doctor that pushes pills and a lot of tests. He's not on the web listing for the Osteopathic doctors organization as a member. On my lst visit I tried to discuss alternate approaches to some of my issues and he got hostile. My theory is that he is indeed a grad of an Osteopathic college but the group he is in is mainly MD and he is told to soft pedal that- he's window dressing for folks who want a DO but follows the same procedures. Anyone have any similar experiences?