Physician / Doctor, Osteopathic Salary
The average pay for a Physician / Doctor, Osteopathic is $146,931 per year.
Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Osteopathic
Osteopathic physicians/doctors work primarily at osteopathic clinics, and some are also employed at regular hospitals. Aspiring osteopathic physicians must be licensed in their states of employment and graduate from an accredited medical school, and employers also require applicants to be board-certified and complete years of residency in the specialty and pass board-certification exams.Read More...
Osteopathy focuses on total body health by treating the musculoskeletal system that includes muscles, spines and joints, and they also evaluate their patients' circulatory, nervous, and lymphatic systems. They primarily treat patients using osteopathic manipulative medicine, but also prescribe modern medicine when diagnosing diseases and evaluating injuries.
Osteopathic physicians/doctors must have excellent bedside manner and strong communication skills, and should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Some may be responsible for training and/or supervising other physicians and interns, as well as taking ongoing education classes, attending conferences, and reading medical and professional journals. Flexibility is also important in this position to be on-call or work on rotating shifts.
Physician / Doctor, Osteopathic Tasks
- Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for at home techniques to relieve musculoskeletal dysfunction conditions.
- Utilize both modern medicine techniques and a holistic/manipulative medicine technique to diagnose, administer treatment to and advise patients.
- Test and evaluate patients' physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.