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Osteopathic Physician is a Doctor who is trained in the art of all aspects of medicine including surgery, obstetrics and manipulation.

Allopathic Physician is a Doctor who is trained in all aspects of medicine except manipulation.

Ways to find Osteopathic Physicians

Visit websites: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is the parent organization for all Osteopathic Physicians (similar to the American Medical Association (AMA)). The American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners (ACOFP) is the national organization of Osteopathic Family Practitioners (similar to American Family Practitioners (AFP)). The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) is the national organization of manipulating Osteopathic Physicians (no equivalent in the Allopathic system). The Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO) is the Oregon state group of Osteopathic Physicians.

Manipulating Oregon Physicians that we recommend to our patients:


David Meyers
Samaritan Heartsprings Clinic
990 NW Circle Blvd Suite 201
Corvallis, OR 97330
(541) 768-6412


Elizabeth Caron
Albany Heartsprings Wellness Center
1700 Geary Street SE
Albany, Oregon 97321


Paula Eschtruth
1320 Edgewater St. NW, #110
Salem, OR 97304
(503) 585-5155

Paul Weaver
West Salem Family Practice Associates
1275 Wallace Rd. NW
Salem, OR 97304


Brian Knight
1217 NE Burnside Rd, Suite 103
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 489-1999

Wendy Neal
Quest Center for Integrative Health
2901 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 238-5203

Another way to find a Manipulating Osteopathic Physician in a known specific area anywhere in the USA is to call our office at (541) 207-3773 and ask.

When looking for an Osteopath that specializes in Manipulation look for the initials after the name: NMM (Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine) or CSPOMM (Certified in the specialty practice of osteopathic manipulative medicine).

If you get really lucky you may find an Osteopath with FAAO (Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy) after their name. This means that they have done a manipulating fellowship complete with teaching, committee/professional work and research including a thesis. In addition a written, oral and practical exam is required for the degree. There are less than one hundred Osteopaths with this degree throughout the profession. Doc Sandy is one of the few osteopaths with a FAAO degree. is currently in the process of completely his FAAO fellowship program.

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