Frequently Asked Questions
- What's the difference between you and a
- Did you go to medical school?
- Can you prescribe medicines?
- Do you do craniosacral therapy?
- What happens in an office visit?
- How many visits will I have to have?
I am a medical doctor. I went to medical school and completed an
accredited residency program. I am fully licensed to practice medicine and
surgery. I can prescribe medications and perform traditional as well as
complementary medical treatment.
Yes, I graduated from a fully accredited medical university after completing
four full years of training. I even stayed an extra year to train in and
teach Osteopathic Manipulation.
Yes, I can and do prescribe medication when I feel it is necessary. I
may prescribe traditional, herbal or homeopathic medications depending upon the
I do osteopathic cranial manipulation, also known as osteopathy in the
cranial field (OCF). This is the method that was developed and taught by
William Garner Sutherland, D.O., the founder of cranial manipulation. Dr.
Sutherland referred to the craniosacral mechanism in his teachings. Those
of us who perform OCF have had extensive hours of training in this field and a
medical anatomy and physiology background supporting this work.
Craniosacral therapy is a simplified form of cranial manipulation taught to many
body workers. It is not the same as OCF.
The first office visit lasts anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours. During
this visit a complete and comprehensive history is taken and a physical
examination is performed. In addition, a postural evaluation is made and
an osteopathic structural exam is done. Much of the osteopathic diagnosis
and treatment involves a hands-on approach in which I am palpating (feeling) the
living anatomy. This is done to find areas of restricted motion and fluid
flow, The goal of treatment is to help correct these areas in order to
allow the body's inherent healing mechanisms to improve the body's overall
function and general health.
The answer to this question can only be determined once treatment has begun
and we can make a joint determination about how your body is responding.
Every person is an individual and each person will influence their own course of
& Integrative Medicine Associates, PC
T. Gentile, D.O.
and Lauren J. Ramsay, PA-C
4901 W. 38th Avenue
hours: Mon -Thurs 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
7:30 am to 3:00 pm