AboutDr. Erik Schabert, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Gainesville, FL, with another office in Gainesville, FL. He has 13 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Schabert is affiliated with North Florida Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Erik Schabert has the following 2 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
Patients' Choice Award
(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
Top 10 Doctor - City
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Schabert is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
13 Years Experience
Kansas City University Of Medicine And Biosciences
Graduated in 2004