Dr. Jenny Le believes health is a collaboration.
The doctor of osteopathic medicine and family physician at Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) Renton says medicine shouldn’t be a dictatorship, where doctors make the rules and prescribe medications. In her practice she encourages patients to actively participate in their own health, and she takes the time to understand the depth and breadth of their goals and concerns.
“I’m very passionate about collaborative medicine. Everything comes to an agreement — we’ll come up with a treatment plan together,” Dr. Le says.
But the collaboration isn’t just between Dr. Le and her patients. There’s a third party involved: the body.
“A lot of the work I do is to facilitate the body’s internal health systems, to help the body heal itself.”
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Dr. Le is specially trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a noninvasive tool in which she collaborates with her patients and the body’s systems to encourage healing.
“It’s most often used to treat pain,” she says. “For patients experiencing back pain, headaches, TMJ (jaw pain) or other chronic conditions often treated with pharmaceuticals, rest or physical therapy, OMT is a great option. Patients typically experience pain relief within the first few treatments, as the body begins to heal itself.”
OMT is a hands-on treatment that works the body’s nerves, fascia, muscles, lymphatic system and more to help the body get back to a neutral position. It’s just one of the options Dr. Le offers as part of her family medicine practice at PacMed Renton.
Dr. Le is a new PacMed physician, and she’s excited to develop long-term relationships with patients while continuing to expand her knowledge.
“Medicine is constantly changing, with new research and techniques. I look forward to reading the latest articles and taking more OMT courses to improve my skills,” Dr. Le says. “I chose to practice with PacMed because the people here are kind and passionate, and they’ll help foster my continued learning.”
One of the things Dr. Le loves about medicine is the opportunity to engage with people from all walks of life, at all stages of growth. Her practice is open to all ages, and she’s fluent in Vietnamese as well as English. In addition to OMT, Dr. Le is passionate about preventive medicine and open communication. She’s also a mother of two young children, ages three and one, and enjoys working with new mothers on things like the medicine of breastfeeding.
“I hope to grow with my patients and be a part of the family,” she says.