There are two types of physicians in the United States—DOs and MDs. DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Osteopathic physicians have the same scope of practice as MDs—they can prescribe medications, perform surgery and specialize in any field of medicine. DOs first obtain a 4 year bachelor’s degree, then attend a 4 year medical school, complete a residency in their specialty (another 4 years for psychiatry) and, lastly, pass all of the necessary examinations to obtain licensure and the ability to prescribe medications.

What makes DOs unique is their “whole person” or “holistic” approach, which takes into account the whole person and every aspect of their lives, not just their symptoms. There is a focus on integrative health care, which combines traditional Western medicine with alternative medicine such as Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, acupuncture and Chiropractic Medicine. Finally, osteopathic physicians receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system.

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No, Sequoia Mind Health does not currently have a child and adolescent psychiatrist. We treat adults aged 18 and older.
Sequoia Mind Health offers telepsychiatry (web-based care) for patients who live remotely, travel for work, are home bound or have significant time constraints. This is also useful for those with significant privacy concerns, such as politicians, executives and celebrities. A telepsychiatry session is similar to Skyping with your psychiatrist, and can be done with a home computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone in conjunction with a secure internet connection.