Dr. Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, Physiatrist (Physical Medicine)
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Dr. Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO

Family Practitioner

5/5(10)
3801 Bee Ridge Rd Suite 10 Sarasota FL, 34233
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Dr. Richard Vanbuskirk is a family practitioner practicing in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Vanbuskirk specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Vanbuskirk possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.

Education and Training

Mercer University Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy 0

Duke University PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology 0

West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Med DO

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 1987

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM)

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

nerves, muscles, tendons, joints, and bonesMuscle Energy, Counterstrain, Balanced Ligamentous Tension, and Cranial Osteopathy

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy  
  • Board of Governors of the American Academy of Osteopathy  

Dr. Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO's Practice location

Dr. Richard VanBuskirk, DO

3801 Bee Ridge Rd Suite 10 -
Sarasota, FL 34233
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New patients: 941-924-1729
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Practice At 2900 S Tamiami Trl

2900 S Tamiami Trl -
Sarasota, FL 34239
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New patients: 941-366-0203, 941-924-1729
Fax: 941-927-9375, 941-366-0204

1217 S East Ave St 310 -
Sarasota, FL 34239
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Dr. Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 10 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Family Practitioner in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Osteopathic Physician Dr. Richard L. Van Buskirk, who serves patients in Sarasota, Florida.

A trusted osteopathic physician, Dr. Buskirk, who has an impressive 35 years of training and experience, earned international acclaim for his expertise in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. With a keen focus on diagnosing musculoskeletal issues, he is dedicated to facilitating optimal treatment for his patients. His unique background in Neuroscience and Family Medicine complements his specialty, enabling him to provide precise analyses of how various organ systems impact the intricate network of nerves, muscles, tendons, joints, and bones.

Back in the early days of his academic career, he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Mercer University and pursued advanced studies at Duke University, where he earned a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology. His academic journey culminated at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. Before entering medical school, he served as an Associate Professor in Physiology and Neuroscience, showcasing his commitment to education.

An expert in his field, Dr. Buskirk is board-certified by The American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM). AOBIM is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in adults (internists).

Maintaining fellowship status, the doctor is a Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy and has served an impressive 21 years on the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Osteopathy. His role in the rediscovery and redevelopment of Dr. Still’s primary manipulative methods, particularly the Still Technique, has been pivotal to advancing osteopathic medicine.

The Still Technique, characterized by pain-free induction of motion in restricted tissues without force, stands as Dr. Van Buskirk’s primary manipulative method. In addition, he employs other effective techniques such as Muscle Energy, Counterstrain, Balanced Ligamentous Tension, and Cranial Osteopathy in his practice, ensuring a comprehensive and patient-centered approach.

As an author, he has published medical and scientific articles, sharing his wealth of knowledge with the global medical community. His impact extends to lectures and courses delivered in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, further solidifying his status as an international authority in osteopathic medicine.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Physiatrists treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

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5731 BEE RIDGE RD SARASOTA FL 34233

Head east on Bougainvillea Street 142 ft
Turn right onto Tamiami Trail (US 41) 3170 ft
Turn left onto Bee Ridge Road (FL 758) 4.9 mi
Turn left onto Cattlemen Road 795 ft
Turn left onto Cattleridge Boulevard 577 ft
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8330 LAKEWOOD RANCH BLVD BRADENTON FL 34202

Head east on Bougainvillea Street 142 ft
Turn right onto Tamiami Trail (US 41) 3170 ft
Turn left onto Bee Ridge Road (FL 758) 5.1 mi
Take the ramp on the right 1514 ft
Merge left onto I 75 5.9 mi
Take the ramp on the right towards University Pkwy 1675 ft
Keep right at the fork 538 ft
Go straight onto University Parkway 2917 ft
Turn left onto Town Center Parkway 1550 ft
Turn right onto Health Park Way 773 ft
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1700 S TAMIAMI TRL SARASOTA FL 34239

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Turn right onto Waldemere Street 468 ft
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DOCTORS HOSPITAL OF SARASOTAl

5731 BEE RIDGE RD SARASOTA FL 34233

Head south on South East Avenue 344 ft
Turn right onto Prospect Street 625 ft
Turn left onto Tamiami Trail (US 41) 1.5 mi
Turn left onto Bee Ridge Road (FL 758) 4.9 mi
Turn left onto Cattlemen Road 795 ft
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Keep right at the fork 538 ft
Go straight onto University Parkway 2917 ft
Turn left onto Town Center Parkway 1550 ft
Turn right onto Health Park Way 773 ft
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