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A couple of threads addressing this a few years ago but which specialties are most likely to use OMT in daily practice? Obviously depends on what type of environment the practice is in and individual preference/ability but what generalizations can be made to help guide specialty choice for ppl more interested in OMT?

This is what I have so far just based on my experience and common sense:

Most likely

Osteopathic Manipulative & Neuromuscular Medicine (OMM/NMM)
Family Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Sports Medicine
Pain Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Rheumatology

Likely

Pediatrics
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emergency Medicine
Neurology

Less likely

Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery
Neurosurgery
Critical Care

Least likely/almost never

Allergy and Immunology
Pathology
Radiology
Anesthesia
Psychiatry
Urology
Dermatology
Otolaryngology
Plastic Surgery
Radiation Oncology

Any thoughts? I'll update this list as more ppl give input. Thanks!
 
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there is evidence that may suggest OMM accelerates patient post-op recovery. a couple general surgeons and orthopods in my area use it.
 

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A couple of threads addressing this a few years ago but which specialties are most likely to use OMT in daily practice? Obviously depends on what type of environment the practice is in and individual preference/ability but what generalizations can be made to help guide specialty choice for ppl more interested in OMT?

This is what I have so far just based on my experience and common sense:

Most likely

Osteopathic Manipulative & Neuromuscular Medicine (OMM/NMM)
Family Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Sports Medicine
Pain Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Rheumatology

Likely

Pediatrics
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Emergency Medicine

Less likely

Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery
Neurosurgery
Critical Care

Least likely/almost never

Allergy and Immunology
Pathology
Radiology
Anesthesia
Psychiatry
Urology
Dermatology
Neurology
Otolaryngology
Plastic Surgery
Radiation Oncology

Any thoughts? I'll update this list as more ppl give input. Thanks!
What about the utilization of OMT for relieving headaches? Wouldn't that place Neurology under the "likely" or at least the "less likely" category?
 

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What about the utilization of OMT for relieving headaches? Wouldn't that place Neurology under the "likely" or at least the "less likely" category?
I work at the largest privately owned neurology clinic in the nation, and we have 5 DO's on staff here. The one I've talked to/shadowed most says she uses OMT in appx. 25% of her visits, if not for treatment, per se, at least for enhancing her physical workup for new patients. So I don't know what category that places neurology in, but it seems pretty likely to me. From what I can tell, she actually bills for OMT in about 1 of every 15 visits. (So like 1 every day)
 

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I work at the largest privately owned neurology clinic in the nation, and we have 5 DO's on staff here. The one I've talked to/shadowed most says she uses OMT in appx. 25% of her visits, if not for treatment, per se, at least for enhancing her physical workup for new patients. So I don't know what category that places neurology in, but it seems pretty likely to me. From what I can tell, she actually bills for OMT in about 1 of every 15 visits. (So like 1 every day)

She does it so she can bill.