The founder of Osteopathy, Dr. A.T. Still, M.D., founded this profession out of the intent to better serve patients. The intent of service was key for his success and is central to the Osteopathic profession. Rabindranath Tagore once said that
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw life was service. I acted .... and behold, service was joy."
In the spirit of true service both the giver and the receiver experience and share joy.
There are many regulatory factors in medicine today that are compromising the physicians ability to deliver the spirit of service. Regardless of these pressures there are still physicians trying to keep the spirit of service alive. It nurtures both physician and patient.