Osteopathic Medicine Specialist

Osteopathic medicine promotes both physical and psychological wellness. At Hampstead Family Medicine and Burgaw Medical Center, Mostafa Rezk, DO, specializes in using osteopathic medicine to help his patients heal their bodies. At his offices in Hampstead and Burgaw, North Carolina, Dr. Rezk delivers holistic health care services to address different factors that can affect your well-being. To learn more about how osteopathic medicine can improve your health, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.

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Osteopathic Medicine Q & A

What is osteopathic medicine?

Osteopathic medicine emphasizes holistic health care. Many traditional doctors treat medical conditions affecting different body parts separately and only address new medical problems as they arise. However, doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) take a different approach.

An osteopathic medicine specialist such as Dr. Rezk evaluates the way your body’s systems work together. He doesn’t just treat the body part that’s sick or injured, but instead looks for the root cause of your medical problem. He can also analyze how a particular medical problem may affect other parts of your body.

A DO is a fully-licensed medical doctor who receives the same training as a traditional doctor of medicine (MD). But DOs receive additional training in musculoskeletal disorders. They often use hands-on treatments to correct problems with a patients’ muscles or bones.

Osteopathic medicine also places particular emphasis on preventive care. Dr. Rezk believes that your body is capable of healing itself when provided with the right treatments and support. He and his compassionate team work with you to make sure your body receives the care it needs to stay healthy.

How can osteopathic medicine help me?

Dr. Rezk is a board-certified physician and specializes in both family medicine and osteopathic medicine. He offers his patients a wide range of medical services, including:

  • Annual physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Health screenings
  • Family planning

Dr. Rezk also helps patients manage long-term health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. He develops a personalized treatment plan that addresses your individual needs and risk factors.

Additionally, as a doctor of osteopathic medicine, Dr. Rezk has unique experience in treating musculoskeletal problems like neck or back pain and can help you find a safe and effective treatment if you suffer from chronic pain.

What can I expect from my appointment?

During your first appointment, Dr. Rezk asks about your medical history and which symptoms you’re currently experiencing. He may also ask about your health care goals and priorities. Dr. Rezk usually performs a physical exam to assess your current status, as well as establish a baseline of your health for future appointments.

Dr. Rezk ensures that all his patients receive treatments tailored to their needs that resolve their medical problems. He also teaches patients how to keep themselves healthy. Depending on your health care needs, he may recommend medication, lifestyle changes, or minor surgery.

For a doctor who specializes in osteopathic medicine and provides in-depth, patient-centric care in a friendly and compassionate environment, call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.

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