Patricia Reber, DO
Dr. Reber grew up in a large family in Michigan, where she began her journey of observing human nature. Being the middle child of nine, with a developmentally delayed older sister, allowed Dr. Reber to develop skills in nonverbal communication, flexibility, compassion and empathy, which she uses in her life and in her work.
Dr. Reber attended Purdue University and received a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering in 1985, specializing in Structural Engineering. She moved to the east coast, where she began her initial career designing highway bridges. After living in and working in both the New York and Washington DC areas, Dr. Reber moved to San Francisco in 1990 to help rebuild the bridges damaged in the Loma Prieta earthquake. Though this career was satisfying, it left Dr. Reber yearning to find some type of wholeness in her life, desiring an integration of her work and her personal interests, like movement, health and meditation. This journey required deepening her nonverbal skills by listening for the subtle signs which would direct her further. Dr. Reber explored many options for her next career path, including massage and Chiropractic. It wasn’t until she met and was treated by an Osteopathic physician that Dr. Reber knew instinctively that osteopathy was her destiny.
Dr. Reber completed her Osteopathic medical training in 2005, graduating from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and then completing a one-year internship. During this time she was introduced to Anthroposophical medicine, which combines her interest in human development and natural observation.
In private practice today, Dr. Reber combines traditional Osteopathic Manipulative treatment with Anthroposophical remedies and nutritional supplements. She treats everyone, from pre-birth to grave, with many varied conditions, including newborn issues, children with special needs, dental and vision issues, and many more. She observes her patients, meeting their individualized needs to enhance their overall health and function.
"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."
—Andrew Taylor Still, Philosophy of Osteopathy