Byron Perkins, D.O.
Dr. Perkins is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, 1984. He interned at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa and completed a residency in Osteopathic Family Practice at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine, his current practice focuses on primary care, mental health, wellness, musculoskeletal injuries and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. He maintains hospital privileges at both Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospital.
He began his medical practice at the Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome and practiced at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage before co-founding Cornerstone Clinic Medical and Counseling Center. He was introduced to the Fascial Distortion Model by Dr. Stephen Typaldos, DO, in 2004, and has been practicing in the model ever since. He was instrumental in the founding of the American Fascial Distortion Association in 2007, served as its President from 2009-2011. He became a Certified FDM Instructor in 2008, and has lectured nationally (Alaska, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Hawaii, California) and internationally (Africa, Japan, Mongolia, Austria, Ukraine) since that time.
For the past 15 years, 90% of Dr. Perkins clinical work has involved Osteopathic Manipulation utilizing the FDM. In 2010, the Center for Osteopathic Research and Education was dedicated at Cornerstone Clinic. CORE-FDM was established for teaching and spreading the FDM. Dr. Perkins is an osteopathic physician who enjoys his work immensely. He values the opportunity to train others in the Fascial Distortion Model. He is gifted in teaching and is sought out by students and physicians for hands on training in osteopathic medicine in the FDM.