James Philson, Des Moines University Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic

James Philson, D.O.

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program

Post Graduate Training
  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Residency in Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Medical applications of Osteopathy (including utilizing OMM for patients struggling with conditions other than musculoskeletal pain, such as asthma, ear infections, plagiocephaly, migraines, developmental delay, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, etc)
  • OMM in the hospitalized patient
  • Osteopathy in Pediatrics
  • Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
  • Interrelatedness of the Mind and Body
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics
  • Clinical Reasoning
Prior Clinical Experience
  • General Pediatrician in the clinic setting and seeing nursery patients, for 6 years (2012-2018), at Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Hospital Physician for adults, for 6 years, at Broadlawns Medical Center

Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Philosophy and Biology, St. Olaf College

American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics
American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine

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