Sharon, CT: 860-364-5990 | Great Barrington, MA: 413-528-3334
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Welcome to the osteopathic medical practice of
Andrew M. Goldman, DO, and Kim E. Tripp, D.O., Ph.D.
Osteopathic Healthcare

Dr. Goldman and Dr. Tripp are fully licensed osteopathic physicians. They are dedicated to traditional osteopathic philosophy and treatment. Both of our doctors graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The practice offers two locations for your visit.
You may phone either office to set up an appointment for either location.
One of our physicians is available Monday-Friday 8:45am – 5:00pm, depending on the office you choose.

Sharon, Connecticut:
106 Upper Main Street
Sharon CT 06069
phone: 860-364-5990
fax: 860-364-1366

Great Barrington, Massachusetts:
36 Green River Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
phone: 413-528-3334
fax: 413-528-6466

What is osteopathic health care?
Osteopathy is the practice of medicine by fully licensed physicians based on the essential relationship in all living things between structure and function, in other words, the natural interdependence between anatomy and physiology, aka, physics and chemistry.

What do we do?
As osteopathic physicians, we use our comprehensive and precisely detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology to promote health and healing in our patients. We work gently with our hands to help your body restore optimal function based on optimal structure. We are fully licensed physicians and have all of the current medical pharmacopeia, nutritional science, and full medical training at our disposal. Your individual treatment may include a wide range of approaches, but will always be founded on our gentle hands-on work. This approach has been especially effective for, but is not limited to, musculoskeletal and other structural issues.

Who are our doctors?

Dr. Andrew Goldman was an undergraduate fellow in osteopathic manipulation and anatomy at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has also received extensive training in osteopathy in the cranial field. His practice is focused exclusively on osteopathic diagnosis and treatment. He completed a three year family practice residency which was jointly approved by the American Osteopathic Association and the American Medical Association. During his final year in this program he served as chief resident and received an award as the resident teacher of the year. Dr. Goldman has practiced traditional osteopathy for more than 20 years. He serves on national osteopathic professional association boards. Dr. Goldman has received numerous awards and high honors from the osteopathic medical profession and is world renowned for his practice and teaching.

Dr. Kim Tripp comes to osteopathic medicine as a second career after a highly successful career in the botanic garden and plant science world. She had experienced the benefits of osteopathic treatment with Dr. Goldman and became inspired to become an osteopathic physician herself. Dr. Tripp graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine with numerous awards and honors and with particular distinction in osteopathic manual medicine. She completed her traditional osteopathic internship at Berkshire Medical Center and completed her required residency training in osteopathic manual medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital. She has also received in-depth training in osteopathy in the cranial field as well as training extensively with Dr. Goldman in his practice. Dr. Tripp’s practice is also focused exclusively on osteopathic diagnosis and treatment.

What is your part?
Osteopathy works with the natural healing mechanism of the body. This requires a commitment from the patient to the process of healing as a means of change and growth. This practice is committed to facilitating the patient’s healing process and expects an equal commitment of self-responsibility. In this way, together we can effect a lasting improvement in health.

E-mail:
Please note that we prefer that you phone us to set up your appointments or for any questions or medical conversations. This makes it possible for us to insure that we give you our best attention and information and avoids the potential mis-communication that can occur with e-mail. If you are unable to use a phone, our fax numbers are provided above as an alternative.

Insurance and Payment
Goldman/Tripp Osteopathic Healthcare, is a fee-for-service practice. Payment by cash or check is therefore expected at the time of your visit. You will be provided with a comprehensive Superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. Most patients find that they are eligible for at least partial reimbursement for their treatment with us. Please phone us for more detail. Our office manager is very experienced with assisting our patients through this process and will be glad to answer your questions.

Your Appointments
Prior to your first appointment you will be sent routine medical paperwork to read, complete, and sign. Please make sure to bring your completed paperwork with you. Feel free to call the office if you have any questions about the paperwork.

Please come to your appointments wearing loose, comfortable clothing. You are welcome to change at the office if that’s helpful. Please bring any medications and/or supplements you are taking. Please refrain from wearing strong fragrances as other patients may have allergies or sensitivities.

Your first visit will last for about 90 minutes during which time we will discuss your current health and wellness including a full medical and surgical history, complete a standard physical and osteopathic structural exam, and give you a gentle hands-on osteopathic treatment.

We ask that you schedule an initial appointment and two follow-up appointments: all about a week apart as your schedule allows. Your follow-up appointments will be for about 30 minutes each. This is to insure that we are able to follow up with you on the results of your treatment in a timely fashion and continue our work together on the healing process as we determine your progress. If you do not need all of the appointments they can easily be cancelled but that is often easier than trying to fit you in if they are needed and they are not in the schedule.