Family Medicine Residency Program
Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program
Houston Healthcare's Residency Program is coordinated through the Pavilion Family Medicine Center located in the Houston Health Pavilion. This program benefits the community in a variety of ways, including access to care for patients, clinical training and practical skills learning for the Residents, and enhanced coordinated care with the local teaching facility.
About Osteopathic Medicine
In the United States, osteopathic medicine is a system of medical care with a philosophy that combines the needs of patients with the current practice of medicine and surgery. Osteopathic philosophy has an emphasis on internal relationships of structure and function, with an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.
Osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) attend Osteopathic medical schools; they receive the traditional four year comprehensive medical education with an additional emphasis on disease prevention and treatment of the total person, rather than their disease alone — because of their total-person philosophy, many osteopathic physicians specialize in primary care fields such as family medicine, pediatrics, obsetrics and emergency medicine.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are also specially trained in manual medicine for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. With this training emphasis, some osteopathic physicians specialize in rehabilitation and sports-medicine — indeed, you’ll find many D.O.s as pro-sports and college team physicians.