Carle Foundation Hospital and Family
Medicine Residency have historically emphasized the hiring of a diverse
physician panel including a dedication to Osteopathic Physicians. This
dedication was supported by the AOA in 2004 when the Family Medicine Residency
was rewarded with a dual accreditation.
Through its 75 year history, Carle
Foundation Hospital has actively recruited Osteopathic Physicians because of
their dedication to holistic medicine, skills in back manipulation, and
versatility to practice in rural and branch clinics. Because of increased
expectations by patients and successes of current Osteopathic Physicians, Carle
has recently increased emphasis towards
hiring Osteopathic Physicians including Osteopathic Residents.
The community has always been the biggest
reason, however, for the hospital’s dedication to Osteopathic Physicians. As a
university town, the public has always had an expectation of its physicians to
have a holistic approach to healthcare. The patients at rural clinics around
Champaign and Urbana have also favored the all-around training of the
Osteopathic Physicians. With the increasing expectations of patients for more
“hands on” medicine including back manipulation, the community’s expectations
for more osteopathic physicians continues to grow.
This growth has increased the hospital’s
support for hiring Osteopaths into our Family Medicine Residency Program. The
program offers once monthly manipulation clinics where the interns and residents
are sent consults from other physicians within the clinic. The didactics have
also been successful with lectures about osteopathic treatments of various
health conditions and lectures on somatovisceral reflexes and osteopathic
coding. Great lectures have also been given by Danny Lee, D.O., our first
Osteopathic Resident, on Osteopathic approach to Low Back pain and Osteopathic
approach to pneumonia.
So with this in mind, I appreciate your interest in this
growing Osteopathic program within our well established Family Medicine Program.
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have an interest in this program
or additional questions.
Stephen Rudawski, DO
Coordinator of Osteopathic Curriculum
Carle Dual Accredited Internship and Family Medicine Residency