About Us and What We Do
Opened on January 3, 2013, Old Dominion Osteopathic Medicine is a single physician, family run business located in Fredericksburg, VA behind Mary Washington Hospital. We are passionate about what we do, and focused on providing you the best holistic, natural osteopathic care possible. We are currently accepting new patients and most major insurances, including Tricare and Medicare.
Born and raised in Manassas, VA, Dr. Jason Sneed received his bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Virginia before earning his medical degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. He completed his residency in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment at Fireland’s Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, OH.
Throughout his residency, Dr. Sneed focused a great deal of his time on not only his own study of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), but also on helping his fellow residents, interns, and medical students expand their knowledge of OMM techniques and treatments. In addition to serving on the Ohio Residency Advisory Committee and leading small, hands-on practice sessions for medical students, Dr. Sneed also held the position of teaching faculty with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, giving over a dozen lectures to the students of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In his final year of residency, Dr. Sneed presented his paper on Osteopathic Manipulation for Common Obstetric Compaints at the Ohio State Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and was awarded first place for the best CME paper in the Ohio State Section of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 2011.
Dr. Sneed then went on to complete an additional specialty residency inNeuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME. He is now Board Certified by both theAmerican Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Having recently completed his training, Dr. Sneed is well acquainted in the latest innovations and techniques that are utilized today in the field of non-invasive health care.
In January of 2012, Dr. Sneed’s co-authored paper on “Evidence-Based OMT for Common Complaints” was published by the Osteopathic Family Physician, the ACOFP’s official peer-reviewed medical journal. This paper discussed the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulation for low back pain, otitis media (ear infections) and pneumonia.
Most recently, Dr. Sneed presented at the Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association’s Fall 2012 Conference on Osteopathic Treatments for Common Conditions.
To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 540-322-5040
- Your first appointment will be up to 60 minutes, and follow-up appointments will be up to 30 minutes. Once your first appointment is scheduled, our office will e-mail you a patient information packet. This will include information about the practice as well as a patient history form that needs to be filled out and brought with you to your first appointment.
In addition to your new patient forms, please come prepared with the following:
- Your Insurance Card
- A Picture ID (Military ID or Driver’s License)
- A complete list of all current medications, including over-the-counter and vitamin or herbal supplements
- Any lab work completed within the past year, or x-rays/immaging completed in the past 5 years pertaining to the reason for your visit.
- Payment for your specialist office visit co-pay. We accept checks, cash, Master Card, and Visa. If you do not know how much your co-pay will be, feel free to call us ahead of time and we can look it up for you.
- Wearing loose comfortable clothing to your appointment is ideal. Specifically, we recommend gym clothes or a t-shirt and sweat pants.
- Because the body’s tissues are healthier when properly hydrated, we recommend that our patients make sure they have had plenty of water the day of their appointment.
Our goal is to create a calm and tranquil environment. We do ask that all cell phones be turned off once you are in the office. Because many of our patients have respiratory problems as well as sensitivities to chemicals, we ask our patients to refrain from wearing strong fragrances or perfumes. This includes not smoking prior to your visit or wearing clothing that strongly smells of smoke. Due to the nature of OMT, you may want to arrange for childcare during your appointment, as your treatment will be more effective if you are able to relax and are not continually distracted with the duties of parenting. We do welcome family and friends of our patients, but ask that they, too, abide by these requests.
Late/No Show Policy: At Old Dominion Osteopathic Medicine, we do our best to be respectful of our patient’s time. We do not double book or over schedule. As a result it is important that our patients arrive on time. If you arrive late for a scheduled appointment, your physician may not have sufficient time to adequately care for your needs, but we will be happy to schedule you for another appointment time.
We ask that if your appointment needs to be cancelled or rescheduled that this be done no less than twenty-four hours in advance. This will allow us to offer the appointment to another patient, and will prevent you from being charged for the scheduled time.
Old Dominion Osteopathic Medicine is currently accepting most insurance carriers. Please check with our office staff to ensure that your insurance is one with which we are currently participating. You must bring your insurance card to each and every visit, without this we cannot bill your insurance. If your insurance card is not available, if we are unable to verify your insurance, or your insurance does not cover the services provided, payment is expected at the time of the appointment. We will do our best to make determine what your insurance will cover, but it is your responsibility to check with the insurance company to determine if the services we provide will be reimbursed prior to their visit. We will be more than happy to provide you with a list of codes that are most likely billed to verify coverage with your insurance company.
If we do not participate with your insurance, we will provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to submit to your insurance company to be reimbursed by them after each visit. It is your responsibility to check with the insurance company to determine if the services we provide will be reimbursed prior to their visit, if the appointment is contingent on being reimbursed. Payment for your visit is expected at the time of the appointment, if payment cannot be made at that time, we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.
History of Osteopathy
Osteopathic medicine was founded by Andrew Taylor Still, MD in the late 1800’s. Early in his career as a physician, he witnessed separate individuals who were exposed to the same illness have distinctly different outcomes. From this, he deduced that there are attributes about each individual that determines how they respond to illness and that this may be a greater determining factor to the overall outcome than the particular illness itself. Spending years studying the anatomy and physiology of the human body, he came to realize how intricately related the structure and function of the body are. Dr. Still deduced that if proper structure were maintained in the body it would allow a person to better fend off disease and illness. This is the philosophy on which osteopathy is based.
The osteopathic philosophy is based on four tenets:
- The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind and spirit
- The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance
- Structure and function are interrelated
- Rational treatment is based upon the above tenets