DR. RUNA BASU, D.O. has been in private practice since 1997. Her practice is best described as integrating osteopathy in the cranial field with her background and training in internal medicine, constitutional homeopathy, nutrition, and supplements.
She began her osteopathic practice in San Francisco with her mentor and teacher, Dr. Eliott Blackman, D.O. In 2004 she moved her practice to the East Bay. For the first seven years, she concurrently worked as a hospitalist at Summit Medical Center.
Dr. Basu was drawn to osteopathic medicine while she was at an osteopathic conference where some basic tenets of osteopathy were described. She recalls hearing the 'body is a unit and has the ability to heal itself.' With that knowledge, she pursued her studies of osteopathic medicine as a holistic approach to healthcare that is empathetic to the physical and spiritual dimensions of her patients.
Presently, Dr. Basu specializes in holistic healthcare with a focus on cranial and biodynamic osteopathic diagnosis and treatment.
Her practice is primarily hands-on, where her patients are recipients of her extensive training in multiple modalities. With clear and developed diagnostic osteopathic manual skills, Dr. Basu has helped numerous patients through patient education and empowerment while sitting with and in the Health of the patient.
She treats both adults and children and is honored and humbled to be part of your healing process.
Dr. Basu’s experience and training, combining her practice of internal medicine with hands on osteopathic care are particularly suited to helping patients with an integrated approach to healing.
Although she does not currently function as a primary care physician, Dr. Basu is happy to consult with your primary care provider. The initial 1.5-hour consultation usually involves obtaining a review of your medical history, and a brief physical exam with an integrative medical/osteopathic approach, and subsequent hands-on osteopathic treatment.
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