FAQs

What can I do to make things go smoothly when I come for my appointment?
Upon check-in, please notify the front office staff if there are any changes to your insurance information and/or contact information. At check-out, please make note that co-pays, deductibles and co-shares are due at the time of service.


What do the degree acronyms DO and PA stand for?
A doctor of osteopathy (DO) has received his or her training at an osteopathic medical school, which emphasizes an integrative “whole person” approach to primary care, with a focus on preventive health care. Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is incorporated into the training of osteopathic doctors, teaching them to use their hands to diagnose illness and injury and to encourage your body’s natural tendency toward good health. This approach, along with traditional medical disciplines, enables DOs to offer patients the most comprehensive care available.

 

A physician assistant (PA) is a healthcare professional licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PA's conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive healthcare, assist in surgery and in almost all states have authority to write prescriptions. With the doctor-PA relationship, physician assistant exercises autonomy in medical decision making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA's role may also include education, research and administrative services.