Meet Dr. Daniel Lopez. He is one of the staff physicians here at Osteopathic Integrative Medicine. He is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and specializes in treating people with chronic headaches, TMJ issues, eye problems and traumatic brain injuries. He has an extensive understanding of how all parts of the body are connected. This allows him to help patients who have sought other medical treatment and often been told, “You’re just going to have to learn to live with it.” His passion is to find solutions for his patients when nobody else has been able to.
Dr. Lopez first experienced the healing power of osteopathic medicine in college while competing as a swimmer on the Truman State University swim team in Kirksville, MO, which happens to be the birthplace of osteopathic medicine. In medical school the question of, “If I can’t heal myself, how can I expect to heal others?”, led him to pursue osteopathic manipulative medicine.
After completing his osteopathic training, he ran a successful private osteopathy practice in New York City. His unique approach to treatment earned him a following of patients from around the world. After more than half a decade of living in the Big Apple, this Colorado native decided to move back to his home state and join OIM as a staff physician.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Lopez has written two books about osteopathy. His first book, “Unwinding the Body and Decoding the Messages of Pain: An In-Depth Look into the World of Osteopathic Physicians and how They ‘Magically’ Use Their Hands for Healing”, is an exploration of how osteopathic medicine works and has silently influenced the world around us. His second book, “The Ultimate Self-Help Guide to Headache Relief”, is a step-by-step guide for people who live with tension headaches to learn to naturally relieve their pain. He is working on two new books, one is all about the function of the eyes for health care professionals and the second book focuses on how the function of the tongue affects the rest of the body.
When he isn’t treating patients or writing, you can find Dr. Lopez spending time with his wife, fellow OIM physician, Dr. Sarah Curtis and their two young daughters.