Dr Laseter is a board certified physician in Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), has four years of primary care residency training, and decades of training and teaching experience. He was a clinical faculty member of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for twenty years. He served as founder and director of the Mid-Atlantic Osteopathic Study Group for 17 years, which trained over 500 students in the cranial concept of osteopathic medicine, and provided continuing medical education for the development of a cadre of DO’s capable of practicing osteopathic manipulation at the specialty level. Dr Laseter was consulted on patient care by Johns Hopkins University, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and other regional medical institutions. His primary focus has always been serving patients. After 30 years of seeing up to 75 patients a week, he is continuing to see patients, although now on a limited basis. That’s almost 100,000 osteopathic treatments!
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Laseter is sharing his synthesis of osteopathy and East Asian meditative healing traditions, which includes qigong (Taoist yoga), acupuncture and internal martial arts. He has held national and international workshops and has been teaching classes for 15 years. The innovative hands-on techniques Dr Laseter has developed, as well as the group and distance healing methods, are offered as both tools to help people and as validation of energetic principles. These can be explored further at our Meditative Healing Arts of New Mexico site. There you can learn about individual sessions geared toward personal healing, health, or martial arts, as well as Zoom and in-person classes focused upon gaining health, insight, and skill with our energy body.
EDUCATION & TEACHING
Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Family Practice (Retired)
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
York Memorial Hospital
Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center
Special Proficiency in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
Osteopathic Cranial Academy
American Academy of Osteopathy
Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (UK & Europe)
Canadian Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Clinical Faculty: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founder & Director: Mid-Atlantic Osteopathic Study Group (1999-2017)
Osteopathy began as a reformation of American medicine, and it remains so today. While only about ten percent of physicians, currently one in four medical students are enrolled in colleges of osteopathic medicine. It is the fastest growing health profession in the country. It is a way to put spirituality back into medicine, through the medium of human touch. Perhaps more than anything the practice of medicine needs humanization. Osteopathy provides doctors with the purpose to touch the patient again.
Osteopathic medicine is a uniquely American form of medicine with roots in the late 19th century that has spread around the world. In the US doctors of osteopathy (DO’s) practice the full range of medical and surgical specialties. They gravitate toward primary care disciplines like family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN.
What makes osteopathy special:
The founding philosophy premised upon seeking health within the patient rather than focusing solely on disease detection and management
The principles and practice of manual or manipulative medicine to address functional imbalance in addition to standard medical and surgical care