Justine Parker, DO
Treating patients—mind, body and spirit—comes naturally to Justine Parker, DO. It’s the reason she aspired to become an osteopathic physician and practice medicine using a whole-person approach.
Why did you choose osteopathic medicine?
I was drawn to the profession’s emphasis on facilitating the body’s inherent ability to heal and connecting with patients on a physical and emotional-spiritual level.
What do you love about being a doctor?
I take pleasure in sharing my medical knowledge with patients, listening to their experiences, and winding our way toward a deeper level of healing and understanding.
If you weren’t a doctor, what would you be?
I come from a family of teachers and, in fact, spend probably half of every patient visit teaching. So, I could easily see myself in education.
What achievement are you most proud of?
I had a patient tell me I was a miracle worker last year after I treated her back pain. Moments like these—when patients clearly begin to feel more like themselves—are most nourishing to me as a physician.