Plus One NMM Residency Overview

  Our teaching faculty includes four NMM board certified physicians and is widely varied.  We are all dedicated to finding the health in our patients, to teaching  and to lifelong learning. We can familiarize you with most treatment styles, including all of the  commonly used techniques, as well as visceral, Fulford percussion, Still method, and several types of cranial. 

Dr. Klak is our senior NMM faculty member.  He played an instrumental role in training the rest of our faculty.   Rotating with Dr. Klak is particularly helpful in advancing trainee skills in multiple diagnostic and treatment styles.  Dr. Wilson's practice focus is on spine health.  Dr. Hammes, who has an integrative medicine practice, sees mostly children. My practice is general NMM with a predominance of both pediatric and geriatric patients.  We all use multiple treatment styles.

The general medical staff in our hospital is mixed MD and DO, with a good acceptance of osteopathic philosophy and treatment from both. Our specialists are generally helpful and dedicated to educating trainees. 

Our patient base is typically reliable in follow-up and represents a good cross section of the population, allowing  good continuity of care.  Many are motivated to find health and are active participants in their own care.  The opportunities for treating (under actual NMM faculty supervision) newborns, pregnant patients, seniors, and surgical/medical/ICU patients are reliable and sufficient for good familiarity by graduation.  In many cases we exceed standards for numbers and types of cases, in all cases we can meet them.   

We have two affiliated NMM clinics.  One of them is off site at the CCF main campus with Dr. Frederick Wilson at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Spine Health.  This clinic sees a fair number of pregnant and post-partum patients as well as other spine patients.  The other is our on-site NMM clinic, which is part of our primary care clinic.  There we see a broader variety of patients. Both clinics have a reliably full schedule.  
Our hospital consult service is steady but light, seeing about a case a week. Many of these get treated several times.  This is enough to meet standards but does not comprise a separate hospital rotation.  Instead, hospital consults are seen as they are received, with myself supervising.  We work them into our other schedules.  Surgery inpatients are seen on a dedicated inpatient surgery NMM rotation.  You will not be asked to scrub unless you would like to.  You are expected to serve as the NMM resident for the surgical service at that time.  

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