Deborah Pyne, D.O.
I have been practicing Osteopathic Family Medicine in Plano, Texas since 1988 and am Board Certified in Family Practice. In keeping with Osteopathic principles, I believe in integrating conventional medicine with complementary therapies. With extensive training in osteopathic manipulative medicine — including cranial sacral, high velocity low amplitude (HVLA), muscle energy, myofascial release, trigger point injections and lymphatic therapy — I am able to remove barriers to healing.
I chose to become an Osteopathic physician because it is congruent with my beliefs that the body is self healing. The body is designed to return us to health. I see the physician’s role as removing obstacles to this natural process. Treatment may include conservative use of medications, lifestyle changes, specific exercises and a variety of complementary therapies.
Many people ask what the difference is between Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.s) and Allopathic Medicine (M.D.s). For me, Osteopathic Medicine is different from Allopathic Medicine in the way we approach treatment. Osteopaths are trained to treat the whole patient and respect the healing power present in each of us. We cooperate with the life force, like a good gardener. The Allopathic model is more like a carpenter. They understand the parts and how they fit together but have no expectation that they can repair themselves. This leads to a more interventional and less organic approach to healing.
In keeping with Osteopathic principles, I believe that you need to address the whole person to achieve health. We are more than the sum of our parts. It is important to look at the body, mind and spirit as well as the emotional and physical environment of each person, to understand the factors affecting their health. My job is to help you balance and integrate all of these factors. In addressing the whole person, I try to create a supportive, nurturing environment where the patient feels comfortable and safe so that healing may begin.
For more information about the differences between D.O.s and M.D.s, visit the American Osteopathic Association's website.