Sheila Page, D.O. – Secretary – is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, and treats a wide spectrum of patients from the newborn to the elderly, including patients with irreversible and terminal illness. Dr. Page has a special interest in children with disabilities, particularly those whose burden of care is difficult and who have been given little hope for a better quality of life.
“The care and protection of the most vulnerable among us is a responsibility I take personally. I am especially interested in treating difficult illnesses, offering a chance for healing and comfort to those who have lost hope. I am a strong advocate of fostering the individual doctor-patient relationship and preserving the integrity of medicine.”
The impact of politics on the medical profession and the physician-patient relationship has been a recent focus of Dr. Page’s efforts. Her interests include policy related to maintaining the integrity of independent physician practices, end of life issues, sanctity of life, and access to care for the severely ill. Dr. Page serves on several medical committees and participates with a variety of advocacy groups. Dr. Page is president of the Texas chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and is vice president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association District II Chapter. She is also founding chair of the Fort Worth Osteopathic Study Group. Dr. Page is a national board member of Lutherans for Life, and serves on the advisory council for Grace House Ministries in Weatherford, Texas.
Dr. Page received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992, after which she completed an additional year of training as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow specializing in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. Following an internship at Northeast Community Hospital, Dr. Page practiced family medicine for seven years while working on her board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. She has been practicing and developing her skills in that specialty for the last 15 years, and currently has a private solo practice serving the Fort Worth area. Dr. Page works on referrals by word of mouth only and makes house calls for patients with advanced disabilities.
She graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry at Texas A&M University in 1986 and then spent a year doing cancer research at MD Anderson Research Center in Smithville, Texas. She continued to do cell biology research while in medical school and has several scientific publications. Her recent publication, appearing in the Fall 2015 edition of Issues in Law and Medicine, is entitled, “The Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Pain Perception in the Developing Human.”
Sheila has been married for 25 years to Ray Page, D.O., Ph.D., oncologist, and has five children, ages 9-22, which she has primarily home schooled. She lives in Aledo, Texas, and is active in the St. Paul Lutheran Church. She has donated services to the Sudanese refugees who are living in the Dallas Fort Worth area. She loves gardening in her spare time.