Dr. David Paul Sniezek, DC, MD, LAcup, MBA, FAAIM
Washington, District of Columbia
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We are a health care practice in Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia promoting integrative medicine strategies to improve health. We have been leaders in medically diverse care for nearly three decades. In doing this we have been ahead of the curve and, sometimes, the odd-doctor-out, something we don’t mind. We don’t conduct our practice this way for the fun of it, even though it is incredibly fun. We practice this way because we believe it is the right thing to do. We believe that health is something to be cared for rather than owned. And we strongly believe in healthcare that puts patients front and center and squarely in the driver’s seat. We recognize that medical care is often what is needed when health care fails. We are not just workers in the field of medicine; we are providers of care across the spectrum of wellness and illness making a difference. We believe that the best health care system is made by the collaboration and integration of a variety of evidence-based health systems with well-trained providers from different disciplines as well as all the non-provider professionals involved with health care, including health system engineers, programmers, designers and all the people who give of their time, talent, and energy to improve health. And we believe that together, with this in mind, we can continue to provide quality care for the benefit of the individual and for the betterment of healthcare so that this cause continues to serve the greater good.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
Why Dr. Sniezek? Dr. David Sniezek is an MD, DC, (Doctor of Chiropractic), and a Medical Acupuncturist with over 25 years experience with facilities in Washington, DC and McLean, Virginia. He is a consultant physiatrist, chiropractor and acupuncturist to the Washington Wizards and on the medical staff at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Hospital. His practice is a unique blend of conventional and complementary medicine that is patient-centered and focused on short-term care and quick relief for your neck, shoulder, knee, and back pain. Dr. Sniezek is a graduate of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at George Washington University Medical Center and a graduate of the Medical Acupuncture for Physicians programs at the UCLA School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School postgraduate programs. Dr. Sniezek has special interest in Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Management, Medical Acupuncture, Performance Arts Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Sniezek is an attending/consulting physician at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC with medical acupuncture privileges. A member of the Performance Arts Medicine Association, Dr. Sniezek also utilizes his expertise in the performing arts, including the treatment of dancers and musicians as well as vocal and theater performers. Dr. Sniezek has been recognized in Washingtonian Magazine as an outstanding specialist and "Top Doctor" in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine for 15 years and "Top Experts in Sports Medicine" (2010). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of HealthCare Quality, American Board of Geriatric Medicine, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and American Association of Integrative Medicine. He has authored numerous medical articles and books, and is on the Editorial Board of Med Acupuncture.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
Manual therapy Trigger point injections Medical Acupuncture
What are you proud of in your practice?
Our offices have been designed to enhance the healing experience for all of our patients. When treating patients, Dr. Sniezek employs a structured, time-proven process by which we work with you and your primary physicians to develop a coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment plan. Our staff is pleasant, caring, prompt, and detail oriented.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
Neck, shoulder, low back, knee as well as foot and ankle conditions. I have gained professional experience with specific scar treatments, deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage techniques, conditions during pregnancy, working with joints, and trigger point therapy. I enjoy treating patients from a wide variety of conditions, including stress, headaches, specific injuries and even symptoms related to cancer and the treatment cancer.