Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Osteopathic physician?

A physician that does Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment using several different technique methods to treat the musculoskeletal system. These include but are not limited to: cranial osteopathy, myofascial release and unwinding, soft tissue, deep articulation, high velocity low amplitude, muscle energy, counterstrain, facilitated positional release and visceral organ techniques. The whole body is assessed and treated.

See our Osteopathic Medicine section for more information.

How is an Osteopathic physician different from a Medical Doctor?

Both generally choose a specialty area to practice in. Both complete four years of basic medical education, both generally choose a specialty area to practice in (such as pediatrics, family practice, surgery) after completing a 2-6 year residency, both pass comparable state licensing examinations, both practice in fully accredited and licensed health care facilities. DO’s comprise a separate, yet equal branch of American medical care. Together, DO’s & MD’s enhance the state of care available in America, however, it is the ways that DO’s and MD’s are different that can bring an extra dimension to your family’s health care.

What kind of conditions does Doc Sandy treat?

Because the body works as a unit with all systems being interconnected any change in structure (or correction thereof) will influence and improve its function throughout the body. The beauty of the body is that you never know what all will get better once you start treating it. That being said, some of the most common complaints that people come into the office for are: Pain, Sciatica, Headaches, Stress, Fatigue, Thyroid Disease, Pelvic problems, Arthritis, Injuries (sports, auto, etc.)……………

What services are provided at Crossroads Premiere Health Care?

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) which involves hands-on manipulation to gently free areas of the body that have restricted motion. Treatment involves respect for the tissues as they are moved to more free motion through the use of several different techniques tailored for each specific patient problem.

Does Crossroads take insurance?

See our Insurance and Billing page for more information.

How do I become a patient?

Call our office at 541.207.3773 and talk with our staff about paperwork needed and schedule availability.