Innovative Treatment with Old Fashioned Compassion
Welcome to the private medical practice of Cheryl L. Howard,
D.O.  Dr. Howard and her staff will take the time to truly listen
and understand what you are going through and assess
your health needs. If you are feeling well, we will help you
continue feeling that way.  If not, we will help put you on the
path to feeling better.

Since 1991, Dr. Howard has been a fully licensed, board
certified physician with experience in health enhancement
and disease prevention, as well as the treatment of acute,
chronic and terminal health conditions. Dr. Howard strives to
help you and your family enhance your health and well-being
at any age through Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
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The Osteopathic Difference: Health and Wellness
Osteopathic physicians understand how all of the body's systems are interconnected, and how each one
affects the other systems of the body. This approach focuses special attention on the musculoskeletal
system, which both reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.

The core of the osteopathic approach is to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms.  A Doctor of
Osteopathy (D.O.) assesses your overall health including home, work, and family life.  When making a
diagnosis, Dr. Howard considers all factors influencing your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
She also focuses on preventive healthcare to assist you in avoiding disease, illness, and future injury.
Dr. Howard offers:


“The body is capable of  healing  itself,  even  though  it must constantly struggle with physical, emotional,
chemical, and nutritional stressors.  My job is to listen carefully to the patient,  watch  how  the  body  
responds  and  encourage  the  body  to  achieve optimum wellness.”
Cheryl L. Howard, Doctor of Osteopathy

Osteopathic medicine is a philosophy, a science, and an art. Its philosophy embraces the concept of unity of
body, structure, and function in health and disease. Its science includes the clinical, physical, and biological
sciences related to the maintenance of health and the prevention, cure, and alleviation of disease. Its art is
the application of the philosophy and the science in the practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery
in all its branches and specialties.

Health is based on the natural capacity of the human organism to resist and combat noxious influences in the
environment and to compensate for their effects, and to meet with adequate reserve the usual stresses of
daily life and the occasional severe stresses brought about by extreme environmental factors and activities.

Disease begins when this natural capacity is reduced, or when it is overcome by unhealthy influences.

Four Key Principles of Osteopathic Medicine are:


Dr. Howard uses her background in Family and Emergency medicine to treat a wide array of
health issues.
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Cheryl Howard, D.O. is Board Certified in Osteopathic Family Practice specializing in the treatment of children, developmental issues, and birth trauma, as well as TMJ, headaches, and head trauma.
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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Cranial Osteopathy
Preventive Medicine
Osteopathic Treatment of Pediatric problems including Birth Trauma, Plagiocephaly, Down
Syndrome, Colic, Chronic Ear Infections, ADD, ADHD, and Developmental Disorders
Meniere's Disease
Treatment for Headaches, Temporal Mandibular Disorder and other issues
(Please click here
Treatment page to see other problems Dr. Howard treats.)
The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit.
The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
Rational treatment is based upon an understanding of the basic principles of
body unit, self-regulation, and  the  interrelationship of structure and function.