Steven Winiarski, DO, a graduate from the esteemed Chicago
School of Osteopathic Medicine, is an experienced, board-certified Family
Physician with additional expertise in osteopathic medicine. Winiarski
specializes in comprehensive adult primary care, sports medicine and nutrition,
osteopathic treatment of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, as well as
general preventative health and wellness. Winiarski’s wide range of medical
knowledge even extends to Boulinum Toxin Therapy, which he performs for
patients suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis. Winiarki’s success within the
health field has streamlined from his belief in allowing the patient to
participate in their own healthcare and fully understand the treatment. He
believes that patient education is the key to obtaining and maintaining a
healthy state of mind and body.
Why did you decide to
enter the family medicine field?
I was exposed to the medical field at a very young age.My mother was a pathologist and I used to accompany
her to her lab and play with the myriad test tubes and paraffin wax used to
store samples. I always had a passion for science. I entered college with the
intent of pursuing a medical career However, after volunteering in hospitals I
doubted whether the medical field would fulfill me.I diverted from my original plan and enrolled
into architectural school to follow in the steps of my grandfather.After some time studying shapes, forms,
themes, and spaces, I heard the world of medicine call me back.
You do deal with a
lot of sports medicine.What is your
I grew up playing typical sports, including basketball,
baseball, and soccer. In high school, I practiced martial arts for years and
even went to
compete. Currently I participate in road races and triathlons which gives me
special insight into problems encountered by endurance athletes.
How often do you
perform osteopathic manipulative treatments? What conditions are commonly
treated with osteopathic manipulative treatments?
In my practice, manipulative treatments account for
approximately twenty-five percent of routine treatments seen on a typical day.
It could be higher but I make a concerted effort to treat a variety of
conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and skin diseases.
Osteopathic manipulative treatments cover a wide range of
illnesses and injuries.My focus is
identifying and treating mechanical issues that predispose a patient to injury.
What activities do
you enjoy when you are not working?
mentioned above, I participate in triathlons and have taken up trail running
since my move to the bay area.I have
never lived in a place more inviting to the trail runner!
What do you believe
is the key to maintaining health?
In order to maintain health one must make health a
priority.It cannot be an afterthought.Diet, exercise, and proper sleep form the
foundation of good health.