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Neil Spiegel, D.O.
Special interests
Dr. Spiegel's particular concerns are sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain and spinal surgery.

Osteopathic degree New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-graduate training New York Medical Center/Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Fellowship Sports medicine and electrodiagnosis, Michigan State University
Certificate Medical acupuncture, University of California at Los Angeles



Dr. Spiegel is a physiatrist--a doctor who practices physical medicine by using tools such as light, heat, cold, water and electricity to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Physiatrists have also been using biofeedback, acupuncture and other alternative modalities for many years to treat illness. Dr. Speigel served as  the  medical director of American Whole Health's Bethesda-Chevy Chase (Maryland) Center and a as clinical consultant for WholeHealthMD. He now continues in private practice in Rockville, MD.

In his practice, Dr. Spiegel manages patient rehabilitation, treats sports injuries and teaches pain management to people suffering from arthritis and such nerve injuries as carpal tunnel syndrome and low-back pain. He also counsels individuals about whether to have spinal surgery, "a big issue now." Because of his interest in sports injuries, he is also team doctor for football and hockey programs at two high schools.

Postgraduate training at the prestigious Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine contributed significantly to his experience in integrative medicine. "Rehab is an interdisciplinary field, with a doctor who acts as team leader, similar to the integrative concept." But he has been focused on an integrative approach since "day one of med school. The holistic approach to health is woven into the very fabric of osteopathy," he emphasizes.

Date Published: 04/13/2005 Return to Top