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Osteopathic medicine

Osteopathic medicine combines modern medicine with hands-on diagnosis to treat your whole person – not just your aches or pains.

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An osteopathic medicine provider treats the whole body — not just what hurts -- to help you find relief. This practice of medicine recognizes how your body’s systems (organs, nerves, muscles and bones) work together to help your body naturally heal itself.

The Difference Between a DO and an MD

A doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) and an MD (doctor of medicine) receive the same education and practice in the same areas of medicine. A DO completes additional time studying the body’s musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles and nerves) and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). OMT uses gentle, hands-on pressure to:

  • relieve pain in your muscles and joints such as your low back or neck
  • help you heal from injury or surgery   
  • enable you to find relief from conditions such as headaches and sinus infections

A DO practices in all areas of medicine. He or she can provide a variety of services including:

  • see you for your physical exams
  • diagnose and treat illnesses
  • make sure you have the screenings you need 
  • help you manage prescriptions and understand test results
  • perform surgery

Source: Allina Health; American Osteopathic Association
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Smith, MD

First published: 3/7/2017
Last reviewed: 3/14/2007

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

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Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.