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Osteopathic Internal Medicine Physician in Newport News, VA
Jason P. Browder, DO, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1998 and his medical degree from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency in 2006 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Browder is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a special medical interest in Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM), Internal Medicine, and Regenerative Medicine treatments such as prolotherapy.
As an internist, Dr. Browder is thoroughly trained in all aspects of primary care for adults. He is experienced in providing care for chronic illness such as diabetes, elevated cholesterol, asthma and COPD, high blood pressure, and arthritis. He also provides in-office care for acute illnesses, injuries, and minor trauma.
Prior to joining TPMG in 2009, Dr. Browder served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps at Langley Air Force Base. Throughout his military career, Dr. Browder was selected to serve in various supervisory and liaison positions, including Director of Internal Medicine, Director of the Coumadin Clinic, and Liaison to the NASA Clinics.
Dr. Browder is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Osteopathy, Virginia Osteopathic Association, and the American Board of Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine and a preceptor for pre-medical students. Dr. Browder has also lectured extensively on Osteopathic Medicine and OMM principles.
In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Browder serves on the TPMG Board of Directors. He has also been honored as a Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” for consecutive years since 2015, as voted for by his peers in the Hampton Roads medical community and is the author of Introduction to Manual Medicine - An Osteopathic Perspective."
As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a practitioner of OMM, Dr. Browder’s philosophy of care is guided by the core tenets of osteopathic medicine:
The body is a functional unit, and the person represents a dynamic combination of body, mind, and spirit.
The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing, and health maintenance.
The structure and function of the body are reciprocally interrelated.
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With nearly 20 years of experience practicing OMM and Osteopathic Manipulation, Dr. Browder offers this technique to treat various health concerns including:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
Prolotherapy, short for “proliferation therapy”, involves the injection of an irritant solution into an area where connective tissue has been weakened or damaged through injury or strain. It is thought that initiating the inflammatory process causes proliferation of fibroblasts (repair cell), which deposit new additional fibers to repair an injury. Prolotherapy focuses on repair of ligaments (fibrous tissue that connects bone to other bones), and tendons (fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bone). Tendon and ligament repair provides structural stability to the joints these structures support such as the knee or shoulder. While commonly used for pain and inflammation, steroid injections prevent the body’s normal healing process and may actually weaken joints and mask symptoms of injury.
Many solutions are used for prolotherapy, but we focus on using dextrose (a sugar), lidocaine (a commonly used local anesthetic) and sterile water. These seemingly benign substances, once injected into tendons and ligaments, promote healing, which is initiated by the body. Once stabilized, joints no longer send pain signals to the brain.
Prolotherapy is commonly used for:
Unresolved pain despite use of Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy
Joint instability of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle and knee
Non-surgical option for joint and back pain
Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder and other joints
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: Pikeville College, School of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship and Residency: Internal Medicine, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
HONORS & AWARDS
2020 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2020 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2019 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2018 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2015 Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc”
2013 Hampton Roads Magazine “Top Doc”
2012 Hampton Roads Magazine “Top Doc”
Awarded recognition for three years by the National Committee for Quality Assurance/American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for Cardiovascular or Stroke Care (12/28/2017-12/28/2020)
INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM)