Tag: Osteopathic Medical Board of California

Osteopathic Medical Board Appoints New Executive Officer

Logo for the Osteopathic Medical Board of California

The Osteopathic Medical Board of California announces the appointment of Mark Ito as its new executive officer, effective January 31, 2019. Mr. Ito replaces former executive officer Angie Burton who retired. Mr. Ito has 19 years of experience working for the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in various capacities. Most recently he served as a…

Buyer Beware: International Online Learning

More and more students are ditching brick-and-mortar in the quest for a mortarboard. The advantages of online learning are enticing. Getting classes wherever and whenever a student wants, avoiding the costs of dorm living or the hassle of a commute, and connecting with professors from anywhere in the world, all rank among the benefits of…

Getting Sick on a Trip Can Be a Headache If You Don’t Plan

Beyond lost luggage, getting sick is another event that can throw a major wrench into a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. As part of your travel preparations, take steps to ensure you’re ready for when the unthinkable, and inconvenient, happens. According to a July Consumer Reports article, the following tips can help reduce stress and confusion if…

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising, making it more important than ever to understand what the disease is, what the warning signs are, and the steps to try to stay brain-healthy. Better knowledge regarding the disease is the focus of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. This month, in particular, the…

Concierge Medicine: A Return to Old-Fashioned Care

Same-day appointments, phone conversations with your doctor, long visits, and house calls. These health care services, from a seemingly bygone era, may be possible with concierge medicine. Also known as “boutique medicine,” concierge medicine entails patients paying an annual out-of-pocket retainer fee—which can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars—to have access…

What is an Osteopathic Doctor?

Many people know what medical doctors (MDs) are, but aren’t as familiar with the role of doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs). Both are fully licensed and trained in diagnosing and treating illnesses and disorders, and in providing preventive care. Both can also prescribe medication, do surgery, run tests and see patients. DOs and MDs attend…