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"In this clinical practice, we use treatment procedures that have little to no sides effects, are minimally invasive, safe, effective, and have withstood the test of time." 

Background/Career/Mentors/Author/Professional Affiliations


Dr. Rajiv L. Yadava is a Board-Certified Osteopathic Physician & Surgeon, and is a staff physician at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, MO. With his unique integration of traditional and holistic disciplines, Dr. Yadava has endeavored to provide his patients with a more comprehensive and individualized form of healthcare for over 25 years. Dr. Yadava's treats pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

Dr. Yadava is actively involved in the medical community, and regularly lectures at regional and national medical conferences. He has been invited as a guest speaker at upcoming conferences in Europe and Asia.

St. Louis Native

Dr. Yadava was raised in the greater St. Louis area. He has been married for over 25 years and has a beautiful daughter who is in college in pursuit of a career in Osteopathy.

Post Graduate Education

Dr. Yadava completed his medical degree and teaching fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulation at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. 



Dr. Yadava has had a number of talented physician mentors. The most influential being Dr. Robert C. Fulford, DO. Dr Yadava was one of 2 doctors personally requested by Dr Fulford to continue teaching his work to the profession just before his passing in 1997. The other was Dr. Koss.


For more info on  Dr.Fulford, DO


1) Spontaneous Healing by Dr. Weil chapter 2 titled "Right In My Own Backyard"


2) Dr. Fulfords Touch of Life by Dr. Fulford, DO with Gene Stone

Dr. Robert C. Fulford, DO was a physician like no other during and since his time (1905-1997). Dr. Andrew Weil, MD conducted this documentary and talks of Dr. Fulford and Cranial Osteopathy (not to be confused with cranial sacral therapy). In the 2nd chapter of  his best selling book "Spontaneous Healing". Reader interest in that chapter sparked the publication of a book entitled "Dr. Fulfords Touch of Life" by Dr. Fulford, DO with Gene stone within the same year (1997). These 2 books are the the most accurate accounts of this great man available at this time.

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Lectures & Seminars

Dr. Yadava is involved in giving medical seminars and lectures throughout the United States. Upcoming lectures trips include Europe and Asia.


His past engagements included:

Lecture: "The Life and Work of Dr. Robert C. Fulford, DO", for the American Academy of Osteopathy Annual Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Lecture: "The Gift of Osteopathy"
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Annual Convention.

Teaching faculty for "An Exploration of the Foundations and Principles of the Biodynamic Model of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field". New Hampshire.

Lecture and teaching faculty:  "Osteopathy: An Act of Love" for BOSG program entitled "Pregnancy the Continuum of Life", Massachusetts 


Lecture and teaching faculty: " The Sensation of Love" An Exploration of the Foundations and Principles of the Biodynamic Model of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, New Hampshire

Textbook Authorship

Dr. Yadava contributed a chapter in the medical textbook,"Foundations in Osteopathic Medicine 3rd and 4th edition" by American Osteopathic Association, Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, October 2010.  Also, CD vol 1 of Osteopathic Medicine Series and soon vol 2.


Professional Affiliations

Dr. Yadava has served leadership role on various medical committees and departments for hospital, state, and national organizations. In 1999 he co-chaired the American Academy of Osteopathy's annual Convention

Professional Membership

American Medical Association

American Osteopathic Association

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

American Academy of Osteopathy

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy

This video was produced by Biomedical Communications, AHSC, University of Arizona. Copyright Arizona Board of Regents.

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