Ok. Super long story short:
about 2 years ago I was travling to a wedding in the EAST COAST...hurricane hit....either Irene or Sandy... can't remember which.
I was violently ill. swollen badly all over body.
debilitating migraine and upset stomach.
Unable to eat or drink or take meds more importntly.
I was too afraid to seek medical help because I knew I would be admitted immediately in a hospital in a different state...where I didnt know anyone.
SO with many-many-many prayers....i eventually made it to PA with family.
My best friends husband was in school to become a D.O. -- he was almost finish- with exception of needing to do the residency for a year.
He gave me a treatment int he middle of the night after seeing how ill i was.
He was aware I had Lupus and has always been very concerned about me knowing its still life threatening though most look over this fact with lupus.
Lets just say when he was finished treating me... about 1-2 hours later.... I felt like I was high on life. The swelling all over was gone. The migraine that didnt allow me to stand up straight was gone. The swollen fingers were gone. and It felt like I had taken pain meds but without the drowsy affect.
I felt fluid movement...and truthfully like MY OLD SELF!
it was unreal.
I share this with you all to say... that I am aware that D.O. offices can be quite costly. They are regular doctors - with ADDTIONAL training in natural healing. Such as physical manipulation...accupuncture... some chiropractic therapy etc...
The treatment he provided me that night in his own home would have been at least 3 different office visits somewhere else. Which is like 75-100 each visit INLCUDING insurance. And some D.O. do not accept Insurance.
As we all know- pharmicudical companies and doctors and pharmacies make a ridiculous fortune off of our illness. the D.O. doctors believe in western medicine but combined with lifestyle change and natural healing as a part of it.
So the insurance companies do their best to make it difficult for them to see you.. or wont approve some of their services for your health care.
They truluy care about your well being..not the ability to write a prescription tor the symptoms.
So if you can find a good D.O. near you....... It is worth every penny to be treated.
Some docs were meant to serve there communities... i hope you find one that is concerned with serving you and not making money off of you.
I too am looking for a D.O. near me that is GOOD *truly cares.......... so hard to find.