LewisGale Physicians is pleased to offer expert primary care services close to where you work and live, with a location located at the research park. They offer a variety of services and comprehensive care including:
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center Clinic
2020 Kraft Drive, Suite 2200 @ the VTCRC
Physician: Dr. Brittany Jones
** To make an appointment:
Call 540-443-3980 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to schedule or book here
Scheduled appointments: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday
Blog: "Doc Spot"
I hope this newsletter finds you enjoying the cooler weather and looking forward to the holidays. There has been some discussion of DOs in the news recently, as it has come to attention that both President Donald Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden each have DOs serving as their personal physician. As a DO or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine myself, I would like to provide some background regarding the difference between DOs and MDs.
Osteopathic Medicine was founded by Andrew Taylor Still, an MD, in the late 1800s after three of his children died from spinal meningitis. This caused Dr. Still to reconsider the orthodox medical practices of his day, and he devoted the rest of his career to increased study of anatomy and to founding a different medical approach based on three tenants: (1) that the musculoskeletal system plays a vital role in health and disease, (2) that the body contains all of the elements needed to maintain health, and (3) that problems in the body’s structure can be corrected with osteopathic manipulative medicine, or OMM.
Today, DOs are fully licensed physicians nationwide and have very similar medical training to MDs, including four years of medical school, followed by residency in a specialty program, and a board certification exam in that particular specialty. DOs receive additional training in OMM that includes manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissue that some continue to incorporate in their practice. Additionally, DOs tend to specialize in primary care and underserved or rural medicine. Our area is fortunate to have a large representation of DOs due to the nearby osteopathic medical school, VCOM. DOs and MDs work side-by-side as colleagues throughout the healthcare system, and it’s common to see DOs practicing in the hospital, the operating room, labor and delivery, the emergency room, and even down the street at your local LewisGale CRC Primary Care clinic.
Be well, Brittany Jones, DO
Christiansburg Primary Care
10 Hickok Street, Suite 101, Christiansburg, VA 24060
** To make an appointment: 540-381-1882
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
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