Each physician in this practice has graduated from an accredited school with a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree. Osteopathic physicians receive the same basic training as allopathic (M.D.) doctors, studying medicine for four years. The main difference between osteopathic doctors and allopathic doctors is the philosophy of care. Osteopathic doctors emphasize a whole-person approach to medical care.
In addition, our physicians have all completed five years of post-graduate training; one year in a general internship, and four years in orthopedic surgery.
To further ensure you receive quality health care, all of our doctors are board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. This means they have passed rigorous written, oral and practical examinations and have special expertise in caring for your bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles.
To maintain clinical competency, the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery requires each doctor to complete 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years.
The OSI Group is involved in the ongoing training of medical students associated with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, as well as directing the five-year orthopedic surgery residency training program at St. Mary’s Medical Center. This commitment to teaching provides you with the assurance that each doctor’s skills and knowledge reflects the state-of-the-art in orthopedic care.