Dr. George Tompkins has been in Family Medical Practice since
1990 graduating from OSU College of Medicine. He owned a successful
Christian family practice in Tulsa. In 1996 Dr. Tompkins accepted
a opportune position in the medical field and moved to Van Buren.
In 2004, he felt the Lord prompt him to begin a Christian family
practice in Van Buren. Spirit Med was birthed at 28th Street and
Oaklane in Van Buren. Dr. Tompkins relocated to Van Buren permanently
and extended his facility in the building currently known as Spirit
Med Family Practice Clinic at 400 Fayetteville Road.
Dr. Tompkins has made Van Buren his home. His passion is to be
the best physician and person he can be. His hobbies include reading,
restoring antiques, horses, and motorcycle riding. He is a member
of a non-denominational church in the area.
D.O.s and M.D.s are alike in many ways:
D.O. and M.D. medical colleges typically have four-year
undergraduate degrees with an emphasis on scientific courses.
Both D.O.s and M.D.s complete four years of basic medical
medical school, both D.O.s and M.D.s obtain graduate medical
education through such programs as internships and residencies.
This training typically lasts three to six years and prepares
D.O.s and M.D.s to practice a specialty.
D.O.s and M.D.s can choose to practice in any specialty
area of medicine-such as pediatrics, family practice,
psychiatry, surgery or obstetrics.
and M.D.s must pass comparable examinations to obtain
and M.D.s both practice in fully accredited and licensed
health care facilities.
D.O.s and M.D.s enhance the state of health care available
bring something extra to medicine:
Osteopathic medical schools emphasize training students
to be primary care physicians.
D.O.s practice a "whole person" approach to medicine.
Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses,
they regard your body as an integrated whole.
Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health
D.O.s receive extra training in the musculoskeletal
system-your body's interconnected system of nerves,
muscles and bones that make up two-thirds of your
body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians
with a better understanding of the ways that an illness
or injury in one part of your body can affect another.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is incorporated
into the training and practice of osteopathic physicians.
With OMT, osteopathic physicians use their hands to
diagnose illness and injury and to encourage your
body's natural tendency toward good health. By combining
all other available medical options with OMT, D.O.s
offer their patients the most comprehensive care available
in medicine today.
Certified Family Practice providing
quality health care in a Christian atmosphere
400 Fayetteville Rd., Van Buren, Arkansas 72956