Welcome!

Welcome to the official site for the Delaware State Osteopathic Medical Society (DSOMS). The DSOMS is a non-profit professional organization comprised of osteopathic physicians, residents, interns, and medical students who meet the membership requirements of the DSOMS Constitution and Bylaws. We are affiliated with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

News, Business & CME Meetings

Members, please join us for our next CME and business meeting dinner at:

Harry’s Savoy Grill and Ballroom 2020 Naaman’s Rd Wilmington, DE 19810 on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:00pm.

Our guest speakers for our CME Presentation will be:

“Clearing Confusion about Breast Density”

presented by Robin Ciocca, DO, Surgical Oncologist/General Surgeon

and

 “Treating Irritable Bowel” presented by Nicole Albert, DO, Gastroenterologist.  

Their presentations are  being sponsored by Main Line Health System. 

The DSOMS thanks Main Line Health System for its continuing support of the Society.

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Our previous meeting of the DSOMS was held at the University & Whist Club..

A fascinating and very informative CME program was presented by Caitlin Halbert, DO on the topic of "Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, An Update on Current Practices and Emerging Technologies"

 

  

 

A Look Back

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still is credited with starting the Osteopathic medical profession when he founded the American School of Osteopathy (now A.T. Still University) in Kirksville, Missouri in 1892.

Dr. Still was born in Virginia in 1828, the son of a Methodist minister and physician. At an early age he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a physician. After studying medicine and serving an apprenticeship under his father, he became a licensed MD in the state of Missouri. In the early 1860s, he completed additional coursework at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Kansas City, MO and went on to serve as a surgeon in the Union Army during the Civil War.

After the Civil War and following the death of three of his children from spinal meningitis in 1864, Dr. Still concluded that the orthodox medical practices of his day were frequently ineffective, and sometimes harmful. He devoted the next ten years of his life to studying the human body and finding better ways to treat disease.

His research and clinical observations led him to believe that the musculoskeletal system played a vital role in health and disease. He concluded that the body contained all of the elements needed to maintain health, if properly stimulated. Dr. Still believed that by correcting problems in the body's structure, through the use of manual techniques now known as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), the body's ability to function and to heal itself could be greatly improved. He also promoted the idea of preventive medicine and endorsed the philosophy that physicians should focus on treating the whole patient, rather than just the disease. 

Learn more about Osteopathic Medicine by clicking on the Osteopathic Medicine tab on this page.

The DO Difference

It makes a difference when your physician is trained to truly listen. To pay more attention to you than your chart. To look beyond the symptoms and take the time to get to know you as a whole person.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine believe there’s more to good health than the absence of pain or disease. As guardians of wellness, DOs focus on prevention by gaining a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and environment, rather than just treating your symptoms.

Listening to you and partnering in your care are at the heart of our holistic, empathic approach to medicine. We are trained to promote the body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. We practice according to the latest science and use the latest technology. But we also consider options to complement pharmaceuticals and surgery.

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine practice their distinct philosophy in every medical specialty. We have additional training in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and use this tool to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness and injury.

We are Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine and the way we practice health care is different. We don’t see patients. We see people.

Points of Contact

Delaware State
Osteopathic Medical Society
P.O. Box 2693
Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302.543.4767
Email: dsomsoc@gmail.com

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