Binyamin Rothstein – Listen To the Patient

Binyamin Rothstein is a Doctor of Osteopathy with more than thirty-five years of experience. He has been board certified in Family Practice, and specializes in osteopathic manipulation, cranial osteopathy, hormone replacement therapies, ADHD, sports injuries, and chronic diseases.

He was an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and looking at the different options before him in his planned career in medicine, when he first heard about osteopathy, a medical discipline that emphasizes a whole-body approach to the patient. “I ran across a small ad from an Osteopath in Baltimore,” he recalls. “I went to visit him and watch him work.  I was shocked that people can heal without drugs and surgery. It just blew my mind that it could even be done – I’d never heard of such a thing.”

Osteopaths, he learned, are trained to listen to and partner with their patients to help them get better and stay that way. Like medical doctors, osteopaths receive four years of medical school training, and once licensed can do surgery and prescribe medication.  A key difference is that the osteopathic philosophy stresses treating the entire patient, and not just specific symptoms or injuries. It views the body as an interconnected system, and that the musculoskeletal system reflects and affects all the body’s other systems. Many disorders can be treated by balancing the body using osteopathic manipulative treatment.

Binyamin Rothstein went on to train at the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and graduated in 1981. Following his internship and Army service, he went into private practice in Baltimore in 1986.
Sources:
http://ppa.byu.edu/sites/ppa.byu.edu/files/New%20PPA%20Website%20Content/Prehealth/Handouts/Premedical%20Handouts/MD%20vs.%20DO.pdf
http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/what-is-a-do/Pages/default.aspx
Binyamin Rothstein interview, Jan. 27, 2016

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About Binyamin Rothstein

Binyamin Rothstein is a Master Osteopath who says that when he first encountered osteopathy as an undergraduate student, it was a revelation to him. He committed himself to the discipline, and graduated from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1981. As a licensed osteopath he focuses on prevention and treating the whole patient, rather than just symptoms.
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