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Richard F. Smith, D.O.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Certified in

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

 

 

Katonah Healing Arts Alliance
15 The Parkway, 3rd Floor
Katonah, NY 10536
(914) 232-5955

Fax: (914) 206-4728

RFSmithDO@gmail.com

 

Mission

Providing Osteopathic Treatment in Westchester County and Manhattan for infants, children, adults, and seniors. Treating people with a wide range of health challenges: ear infections, asthma, sinusitis, headaches, neck and back pain, etc.

 

Profile

Dr. Smith received his D.O. degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in California after spending a fifth year as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He was chosen for this competitive Fellowship to serve as a teacher of osteopathic principles to students and to receive additional training in the practice of osteopathy. He then completed a Family Practice internship at California Hospital in Los Angeles, CA with a firm foundation in the medical care of patients.
Continuing his studies in osteopathy Dr. Smith completed a residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He then served for 2 years as an attending in this program supervising residents. This is a unique program at an inner city hospital in the Bronx where patients are treated in the hospital as well as in the clinic setting. Newborns, elders, and all ages between are treated.

Currently Dr. Smith is devoting his time to the care of patients in Westchester and NYC.

Information

Osteopaths subscribe to the simple principle that a person's health is reflected in the body's structure. The focus of an osteopathic treatment is to restore balance to the body's motion and tissues, which will allow the inherent healing mechanisms to perform at their best. An osteopath is trained to palpate (feel) subtle changes in a person's living anatomy that limit these healing mechanisms. It is this fine sense of palpation that makes the osteopath uniquely qualified to perform manual diagnosis and treatment.
Training
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.s) are fully licensed physicians as are M.D.s. Both receive equivalent training in the use of medication and surgery. Both are fully licensed to practice medicine and perform surgery in the U.S. They share the same rights and privileges. The main difference in training is the additional instruction that D.O.s receive in osteopathic principles and practice.

Conditions Treated

Since the focus is in restoring the body's healing capacity, virtually any condition may be improved by osteopathic treatment of a patient. Specific examples include:

Somatic Pain: Low back pain, Joint pain, Sciatica, Headache, Traumatic injury, Fibromyalgia

Children: Colic, Recurrent ear infections, Spitting up, Sucking difficulty, Birth Trauma

Respiratory: Asthma, COPD, Allergies, Sinusitis

Pregnancy: Preparation for Labor and delivery, Back Pain, Digestive upset, preeclampsia

Neurologic: Seizures, cerebral palsy, stroke, Bellís Palsy, trigeminal neuralgia

Digestive disorders: Constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome

 

Insurance

Out-of-Network insurance reimbursable according to the terms of your policy.

 

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