Dr. Owens opened his first practice in East Sacramento in 2005. Today, he continues to bring his own special style to his new Concierge Family Practice. With a smaller, more intimate practice, Dr. Owens’ patients have more time and more access to their very own doctor … the way practicing medicine was always meant to be.
Dr. Scarlett Lu
Greenhaven Family Practice opened April 2014 is located in the Greenhaven-Pocket neighborhood of Sacramento.
Dr. Lu's office is small with minimal staff. This is part of her philosophy to keep things simple and manageable. She believes by doing so, she gets to know each patient personally and is able to treat more effectively their medical conditions. Achieving health can be difficult. The physician may diagnose and prescribe a treatment plan but it is also the patient’s responsibility to carry out the plan and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Of course, there are other factors involved in maintaining good health and she works with her patients to achieve this goal.
So, What's a DO?
Are you a dentist? A bone doctor? A chiropractor? She gets that a lot. When most people think of a doctor, they have in mind someone with an MD after their name. But a DO-Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine-is also a physician, fully licensed and trained to diagnose illnesses, disorders, and provide preventive care. A DO undergoes medical training, internship, residency and can specialize in fields such as pediatrics, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery or ophthalmology.
Osteopathic medicine began as a health reform movement in the 19th century, emphasizing preventive care and allowing the body to heal without overuse of medications. In addition to the medical curriculum, osteopathic students are trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). OMT involves using the hands to diagnose and treat illness or injury. Osteopathic medicine also emphasizes the integration of the entire body's systems, and many of the osteopathic schools place special emphasis on preventive medicine.