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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

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Jul 20, 2023

In this podcast episode, Dr. Ian Storch, a gastroenterologist and practitioner of osteopathic medicine, discusses the history and philosophy of osteopathy. He explains that osteopathy originated in the late 1800s as a response to the limitations of modern medicine at the time. Founder A.T. Still developed manual therapies to treat somatic dysfunctions and emphasized the importance of treating the mind, body, and spirit.

Dr. Storch also mentions that while MDs and DOs have similar practices today, the main differences lie in philosophy, which are gradually converging.

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[00:04:06] Osteopathic medicine's founding principles. 

[00:07:08] Women in osteopathic medicine. 

[00:09:55] OMM explained in detail. 

[00:14:27] Evidence for manipulative therapy. 

[00:16:11] Visceral complaints in gastroenterology. 

[00:19:22] Osteopathic medicine and allopathic medicine merging. 

[00:26:53] Osteopathic museum and artifacts. 

[00:27:28] Osteopathic school in Kirksville


Dr. Ian Storch was born and raised on Long Island.  He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English from Binghamton University and subsequently completed his medical training at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Storch did his Internal Medicine training at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and served for one year as Chief Medical Resident.

In 2006, Dr. Storch completed his sub-specialty training in Gastroenterology at the  University of Miami, one of the top clinical training programs in the country.

During fellowship, Dr Storch obtained special training in Endoscopic Ultrasound and Hepatology at the world renowned Schiff Institute. 

​Dr. Storch is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hoftrsa and NYIT-COM

​Dr. Storch is active on the boards of the CHS-IPO (Catholic Health Physicians Organization) and the PRIMA Insurance company.

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