BROOKLYN  OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Manual medicine that engages the body’s anatomy, physiology and innate wisdom to catalyze healing and wellness.

Osteopathic Manipulation is a gentle, hands-on healing modality used by physicians trained in osteopathic medicine. Through subtle, manual techniques, the osteopath facilitates and augments healing from injury and disease, and promotes the patient’s health and well-being. Dr. Taylor combines postural awareness, innate body wisdom, and patient education to offer an integrative, insightful approach to osteopathic medicine and the healing arts. Dr. Taylor is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Bio

Ben M. Taylor, D.O.

Dr. Taylor is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. This program is known for its rigorous training in all aspects of OMM/NMM for all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Prior to medical training Dr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion Studies and Psychology at TCU in Ft. Worth, Texas (1990) and then a Master of Divinity degree at Brite Divinity School (1996). He has lived abroad in the former Soviet Union, he has worked as a hospital chaplain, a parish minister, managed a group home for developmentally disabled adults, and, together with his wife, owned and operated an Ashtanga yoga center in Oak Park, Illinois. Dr. Taylor lives in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn with his wife, JoAn Pangilinan-Taylor, and their two boys, Noah and Samuel. Dr. Taylor is Board Certified in his specialization of OMM/NMM and holds a Diploma in Clinical Homeopathy from the CEDH. He has practiced in Brooklyn since 2009. He is committed to providing osteopathic care to his immediate community, the greater New York City area, and to travelers from this country and abroad.

Writings

15 March 2020

Dear Patients and Friends of Brooklyn Osteopathy,

With the crisis of Coronavirus (COVID-19) all around us, we want to let you know that we at Brooklyn Osteopathy are deeply concerned. As an osteopathic medical office, we will continue to care for our patients in need to help sustain and increase health in any way that we can. Of course, as we are all learning with COVID-19, it is important to offer care without unwittingly perpetuating the spread of this virus. To this end, let us all work together.

To inform yourself about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommended precautions please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Please note the following basic precautions given by the Center for Disease Control.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and otherwise maintain “social distancing of 2 meters/6 feet.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
As a reminder, If you been in contact with anyone suspected of having coronavirus and if you now have a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms please call us before you come in for an appointment and be sure to contact your primary care provider.

Further, given the physical proximity of the doctor and patient especially during the “cranial” portion of treatment, when you come for your appointment please bring with you a scarf, bandana, surgical mask or some form of facial covering to drape over your nose and mouth for this portion of the treatment. Dr. Taylor too will wear a mask for this portion of the treatment. Rest assured we are wiping down surfaces and washing hands with extra care, as is recommended for us all. We will keeping you posted of updates for our clinic and changes as needed in the weeks ahead.

It is a profound paradox that in this particular crisis within the global community, we are challenged in so many ways as individuals and as community. We are advised to modify and limit our interactions that require physical proximity in order to care for ourselves and our families but we do so for the common good. We will make it through this time of crisis . . . together.

We will keeping you posted of changes as needed in the weeks ahead.

We are grateful for the continued opportunity to participate in your health and well-being, and thereby in the care of this community.

With gratitude, love, and prayers,

Ben Taylor, D.O.
Brooklyn Osteopathy

31 March 2020

Dear Patients and Friends of Brooklyn Osteopathy,

We are now in week three of our NYC “shelter in place” saga and I hope that you are in good health and good spirits under these strained circumstances.

I want to let you know, for those who need osteopathic care during these “days in the time of COVID” that I am still seeing patients at the clinic. Rest assured, when working with patients I continue to take all precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. These include the use of masks by both doctor and patient, washing hands before and after every treatment, the wiping down of all surfaces between patients, and spreading out the time interval between patient visits. While I do provide masks for those patients who are in need, please bring your own mask if you have one.

For those of you who are wanting help through this crisis, but, under the circumstances do not chose to come into the clinic, I am available for “video-linked osteopathy”. In these sessions I will offer osteopathically informed yoga-based postures and other therapeutic exercises to carry you through until you are able to return for hands-on treatment. These video-linked osteopathy sessions will run approximately 30 minutes. Please contact the office for fees and scheduling.

To inform yourself about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommended precautions please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Please note the following basic precautions given by the Center for Disease Control.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and otherwise maintain “social distancing of 2 meters/6 feet.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
As a reminder, If you been in contact with anyone suspected of having coronavirus and if you now have a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath or flu-like symptoms please call us before you come in for an appointment and be sure to contact your primary care provider.

I am inspired by how the “community” of this great city is coming together . . . while we are keeping apart. I am grateful for those who are doing their part to “shelter in place” and those who continue to work to keep this city, with its sea of people, operational. And, my prayers and condolences go out to all those who have been afflicted by illness and the financial fall-out of this crisis.

Gratefully yours,

Ben Taylor, D.O. Brooklyn Osteopathy

14 May 2020

Dear Patients and Friends of Brooklyn Osteopathy,

It has been several weeks since I have reached out to you, for not wanting to add to the overloaded inboxes that plagues us all these days. I do, though, want you to know that I am thinking of you and I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are in good health and spirits. Joan and I, as well as our families, are doing well. We are doing our best to be present for those of you needing osteopathic care. Joan continues to work from home and keeps the clinic running smoothly from afar. I continue to see patients in the clinic for hands-on osteopathic care.

So many New Yorkers have been giving of their time and energies in so many profound and creative ways. As an effort to contribute in this spirit of generosity I have decided to make some changes to the “video-linked osteopathy” sessions. As before, in these sessions I offer osteopathically informed yoga-based postures and other therapeutic exercises to carry you through until you are able to return for hands-on treatment. The change is that I will offer these on a donation basis. Rather than paying a fee for these sessions I will ask that you make a donation to a charitable organization of your choosing. While I will not ask you the dollar amount of your donation, I would like to know what organization you will be supporting so that we can compile a list of these charities to contribute to our awareness and mindfulness. Please reach out to Joan if you’d like to schedule a session.

Some of you were able to participate in the Inner Peace Conference last weekend. It was a great success; it was a wonderful, revitalizing, hope-giving experience for me and participants world-wide. If you were not able to participate but would like to learn more about this annual event or watch the recorded lectures please go to https://innerpeace.nyc/.

I wish for you all vibrant health in the fullness of your being. I wish for you peace in these chaotic times. And, in this time of awakened awareness of our connectivity, may all our lives be enriched by a common good.

I remain gratefully yours,

Ben Taylor, D.O.
Brooklyn Osteopathy

Clinic Policies and Protocols

Brooklyn Osteopathy is committed to providing all of our patients with exceptional care. When the patient cancels without giving enough notice, they prevent another patient from being seen.

Please provide our office with 24-hour notice to change or cancel an appointment by calling or texting our office. To cancel a Monday appointment, please call our office by 2:00p.m. on the preceeding friday.

If prior notice of cancelation is not given ("no-show") the patient will be charged a fee: first time 50% of full appointment fee, thereafter 100% of full appointment fee.

Late arrivals: Please call or text if you are running late for your scheduled appointment. We will try to accommodate late patients up to 15 minutes after their schduled treatment time, but they may be asked to wait, or their treatment may be cut short in oredr to treat on-time patients.

Full payment is due at time of service.

Our office accepts cash, check, & credit cards.

Dr. Taylor does not participate in any insurance network, including Medicare; he is an "out of network" provider. You are responsible for understanding your network benefits, limitations and policies. We advise that you check with your insurance company if you have any questions about your out of network coverage. Our office will not be involved with any issues related to insurance, nor de we negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. We will, however, provide you with a "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. As we cannot guarantee your insurance coverage, you are responsible for all payments on the day services are rendered.

For questions regarding fees, please call the office.

Payment for all products is due at the time of purchase. For custom orthotics, a 50% deposit is required to place an order. Once an orthotic order is placed, it may not be cancelled. The remaining balance is due at the time of receiving the orthotics.

Contact

For appointments call: 347.513.6366
Clinic location: 217 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Email: inquiries@brooklynosteopathy.com