Sheila Kennedy, D.O.
Dr. Kennedy received her medical education at Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1985. She completed her residency at Fifth Ave Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She is Board Certified in Family Practice and has extensive training in Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Washington Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Practice.
Melissa Basler, Practice Manager
Melissa joined the staff in October 1993. She can assist you with questions regarding patient billing, insurance, appointments and refills. She is always available to speak with you if you have any questions.
We appreciate your choosing this office to serve your medical needs. We will do all we can to provide you with the very best of care. Dr. Kennedy has been serving Auburn and the surrounding communities since May 1986. We encourage you to discuss any aspect of your health care and feel that good communication is essential to your treatment.
It is the policy of this practice that all staff members preserve the integrity and the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI) pertaining to our patients.
Welcome to our office. I would like to take this opportunity, to explain what the D.O. degree is and to give you a brief summary of my office policies.
An Osteopathic physician is not an M. D. (Medical Doctor), or a D.C (Chiropractor). An Osteopathic physician can offer the same range of services as the M. D. and also manual therapy techniques, a service often associated only with Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. A D. O. degree is equivalent and/or equal to that of an M. D. but requires additional intensive study in the diagnosis and non-invasive manual treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
On your first visit I will perform a thorough history and physical examination. This will include a blood draw and urinalysis. This is done so I can get an understanding of your whole health status. If you have questions or concerns regarding your health, I will address them at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: You will not receive Manipulation on the first visit. I must have lab test results back before treatment can begin. It is possible that test results will reveal an unknown problem that is more important to your health than manipulation. Due to the confidentiality of any test, I must also ask you to make an appointment to receive your lab results. As a conscientious physician, it is important to me that my patients understand the test results and what these results mean to their health.
I hope I have answered any question you may have. My staff and I look forward to seeing you. If you have any other questions please call, we would be happy to answer them.