The South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) is excited to present our newest addition to the website…our Featured DO! We will update this section regularly with the stories of osteopathic physicians in the state of South Carolina.
Congratulations to our first Featured DO, Dr. Rebecca J. Bowers!
Name & Credentials:
Rebecca J. Bowers, DO, C-NMM/OMM
Your location and type of practice:
Fulcrum Osteopathic Wellness, LLC is my private practice in Greenville, SC where I treat patients with Neuromusculoskeletal Osteopathic Manipulation (website: www.fulcrumclinic.com) & I am also an assistant professor of OMM at VCOM-Carolinas in Spartanburg, SC
How long have you practiced in SC and why did you choose this area?
I moved to Greenville, SC in January of 2015 because the area is beautiful, the people are warm and friendly and I felt I could meet a need as there were no Neuromusculoskeletal Osteopathic Manipulation specialists in the state at that time
What prompted you to become a physician?
I wanted to interact with people in a meaningful way and help them achieve their wellness goals
Why did you choose osteopathic medicine as your career?
I attended massage therapy school and became fascinated with anatomy, physiology and the effect touch can have on a person’s health. I wanted to further my understanding so I could better help people and medical school seemed the way to do that. Once I learned about osteopathic medicine, I knew that was the path for me.
Hometown/Where did you grow up?
I have lived in many places. Yet, I believe New Hartford, NY has earned the designation of being my hometown.
Started out at UNC-Charlotte. Then obtained my degree in massage therapy in Pompano Beach, FL before finishing up my undergraduate education at Utica College of Syracuse University in 2006.
Graduate Education/Medical School:
Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine class of 2011
Residency, Fellowships, etc:
I spent a year doing Family Medicine in Beckley, WV before I decided to switch residencies and went to Mercy Health Partners in Muskegon, MI and completed a residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
Are you involved in any community/volunteer activities?
I am the advisor to the VCOM-Carolinas chapter of the Student American Association of Osteopathy, participate in VCOM student clinics and missions trips, and am a trustee on the board of the South Carolinas Osteopathic Medical Society.
Tell us more about you: significant other, children, pets, hobbies, interests:
I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, music, books, good food, experiencing new places and cultures, and spending time with my family and pets.