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About Dr. George Shelton
Dr. George Shelton, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Menands, NY, with another office in Schenectady, NY. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Shelton is affiliated with Sunnyview Hospital, Bellevue Woman's Care Center and Ellis Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. George Shelton has the following 2 specialties
- 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.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
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Dr. Shelton is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Bellevue Woman's Care Center
Sunnyview Hosp & Rehab Center, Schenectady, Ny
Ellis Hospital - Mclellan Division
St Clares Hospital
Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation
41 Years Experience
Albany Medical College
Graduated in 1976
Albany Medical Center
Dr. George Shelton accepts the following insurance providers.
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