Frequently Asked Questions


 

Is Corrective Care in my insurance network?

Call the phone number on the back of your insurance card. Ask if our Corrective Care physician, Dr. Mark Cantieri, is in your network.

Will the treatment I receive be covered under my insurance plan?

Once our physician has examined you and decided on the best treatment option, you can call the number on the back of your insurance card and check coverage.

Do I have to wait a long time to get in to see Dr. Cantieri?

No. Appointments are usually available within three to five days; often times less. For patient convenience, appointments can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Who are Osteopathic Physicians?

They are licensed physicians who have Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees. They are called Osteopathic physicians because they put special emphasis on the role of the Bones, Muscles and Joints in the healthy functioning of the human body. What is a D.O.?

Why should I know about Osteopathic Physicians?

Because when it comes to health care, you do have a choice! D.O’s and M.D.’s are both fully qualified to treat illnesses and injuries but only D.O.’s are uniquely qualified to practice osteopathic medicine. Click here for more information on D.O.’s.

How is Osteopathic Medicine different from traditional medicine?

Osteopathic medicine offers you a different approach to health care — and the difference can be important! The difference lies in the osteopathic physician’s views regarding health (and disease). To the osteopath, the human body is recognized as a single organism, a “whole person”, made up of many inter-related parts that depend on each other to function properly. The musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones, joints, etc., is emphasized as both a cause and a reflection of disease, illness and injury.

Improper functioning of the musculoskeletal system (especially the spine) can lead to other health problems — and other health problems can affect the way the muscles, bones and joints function. This insight gives D.O.’s extra “tools” in diagnosing and treating health problems. View Brochure

How long has Osteopathic Medicine been practiced?

Osteopathic medicine has been practiced for more than 100 years. It was first described as a unique concept in health care by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still in 1874. It’s roots can be traced back to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.), recognized as the father of modern medicine.

Where can I learn more about Osteopathic medicine?

More information about osteopathy can be obtained from the American Osteopathic Association.