Phone: 678-990-4828 | Fax: 678-990-4824
Dr. Karen Duvall
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
Our office will provide some of the finest medical care in NE Atlanta, using the most modern procedures and new technology. This modern office is equipped to provide comprehensive care at reasonable cost. If you are in need of any special services or care we have excellent consulting relationships with medical specialists as well as hospital affiliations in the greater Atlanta area.
FAMILY PRACTICE THE SPECIALTY
Your physician is a Family Practitioner and a graduate of an accredited Family Practice Residency Program. The Family Practice Physician is a specialist trained for three years after medical school to treat more than 85% of all medical illnesses, including behavioral, emotional and mental problems, and to provide total health care to you and your family. The specialty is broad based and includes: adult medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, minor surgery and uncomplicated orthopedics.
IMMIGRATION MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
Dr. Patrick J. Voswinkel is a certified/licensed civil surgeon and has been designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Most applicants for adjustment of status are required to have a medical examination and complete Form-I-693. The medical examination must be conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
What is a D.O.?
If you’re like most people, you’ve been going to physicians ever since you were born, but you are unaware that some or all of them could have been osteopathic physicians, also known as DOs. There are two types of complete physicians in the United States – DOs and MDs.
DOs and MDs are alike in many ways:
- Students entering both medical schools have already completed 4-year bachelor’s degrees with an emphasis on scientific courses.
- Both DOs and MDs complete 4 years of basic medical education.
- After medical school, both obtain graduate medical education through internships, residencies, and fellowships lasting 3-8 years to prepare for their chosen specialty of medicine.
- Both can practice in any specialty of medicine and must pass comparable examinations to obtain state licenses and board certifications.
- DOs emphasize a “whole-person” approach to medicine and treat specific symptoms or illnesses with regard to your body as an integrated whole.
- DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system – your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones that makes up two-thirds of your body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of how illness or injury in one part of your body can affect other parts.
- Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is incorporated into the training and practice of osteopathic physicians. With OMT, osteopathic physicians can use their hands to diagnosis illness and injury and to encourage your body’s natural tendency toward good health.
- By combining all other available medical options with OMT, DOs offer their patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.