Osteopathy / neuromusculoskeletal / homeopathy / HIV & AIDS frequently asked questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we are accepting new patients. Contact our office at 707-829-5455 to schedule an appointment. You may also request an appointment online.
What is an osteopathic physician (DO)?
The initials “DO” stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Erskine & Dr. Bhat are fully licensed osteopathic physicians providing comprehensive osteopathic medical care.
As an osteopathic physician, our medical education and training are equal to that an MD is required to obtain, plus it includes an additional thousand hours of training in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Our goal is to treat in the total context of your life and health status and restore your structural and functional relationships to health. Treatment recommendations may include exercise, dietary counseling, stress management, prescription medications and supplements. In addition, it may be appropriate to encourage the self-righting mechanisms of the body with osteopathic manipulation.
What types of osteopathic care do you offer?
The osteopathic medical treatment for each patient will vary depending on what the individual patient requires. The techniques that we use share a common intention to clear restrictions and restore fluid continuity, balance, and freedom. They include:
• Cranial osteopathy
• Visceral osteopathy
• Myofascial release
• Lymphatic technique
• Muscle energy technique
• Somatoemotional release
Learn more about each of these therapies by visiting: https://www.ncmahealth.com/ncma-services/osteopathic-neuromusculoskeletal-medicine/
What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a highly systematic, scientific method of therapy which stimulates the organism’s own healing process. Useful in both chronic and acute diseases, homeopathy is a rejuvenation of an ancient concept of health and disease, based on deep understanding of the person as a unique whole. Treatment is for the total person, not just for one part or organ. Learn more about homeopathy: https://www.ncmahealth.com/ncma-services/osteopathic-neuromusculoskeletal-medicine/
Do you provide HIV and AIDS care?
Yes, we provide state-of-the-art HIV Prevention and HIV care. In this era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the art of HIV care is becoming increasingly complex. We integrate HIV pharmacotherapeutics into our holistic model to treat the patient, not just the virus.
We provide comprehensive healthcare for people living with HIV. Individual treatment plans are designed to enhance wellness.
Treatment therapies include:
• Comprehensive anti-retroviral medical regimens, with thoughtful monitoring of laboratory indices;
• Hormone balancing;
• Antioxidant nutritional supplementation;
• Nutritional and wellness counseling & provide referrals;
• Regular exercise;
• Appropriate use of holistic modalities such as osteopathic manipulative;
• Treatment, homeopathy, herbs, acupuncture, and massage;
• Stress reduction, and
• Psychospiritual interventions and referrals.
What is gender-sensitive care?
In our practice we try to create an environment where people can obtain quality healthcare and not fear that they will be ridiculed or experience discriminatory behavior. Our increased sensitivity to these issues and related aspects is what we mean by “gender sensitive” care. Basically, whatever your sexual orientation is, you can comfortably obtain medical care at NCMA’s Family Wellness Medical Center—whether you identify yourself as straight, gay, lesbian, transsexual or uncertain.
Our goal is to provide quality healthcare, not to be judgmental of people’s lifestyles. If you have further questions, please feel free to discuss them with our healthcare providers.
Does NCMA Family Wellness Medical Center offer telehealth / telemedicine appointments?
Yes, we do. Contact our office at 707-829-5455 to see if a telemedicine virtual care visit appointment may be right for you. You may also request an appointment online.