Patient-Centered Care is the Focus for this Physician
June 05, 2019
Austin Regional Clinic is pleased to announce that Cameron Kielhorn, DO, Family Medicine physician, will be joining the team at ARC Dripping Springs when that clinic opens this summer. In the meantime, Dr. Kielhorn is seeing patients at ARC Kyle Plum Creek.
Dr. Kielhorn grew up in Jackson, Michigan. He says he started going on rounds as a child, visiting hospitalized patients, because his father was a Family Medicine physician. He says, “Looking back, those relationships, those interactions molded me to be the doctor and the person I am today.”
The choice to become a physician was natural, given his upbringing, but Dr. Kielhorn says he particularly chose to become a Doctor of Osteopathy because he wanted to treat the whole person, not just the illness. He says, “I chose osteopathic medicine because I truly believe in seeing and treating the individual as a whole, rather than treating a diagnosis or disease. I also believe manual medicine, or Osteopathic Manipulation (OMT), is an under-utilized modality to assist or help facilitate whole person health care, for both acute and chronic medical conditions.”
Integrating the Whole Person into Healthcare
Dr. Kielhorn tells us that his philosophy of practice is centered on integrating the whole person into health care. He says, “I emphasize the patient-centered care approach, being an advisor and providing the most up-to-date evidence-based medical recommendations to assist my patients with formulating a comprehensive care plan.”
In his free time, Dr. Kielhorn enjoys spending time with his family, playing outdoors and seeing all the local attractions. Additionally, he says, “My wife is a UT grad, so we spend most Saturdays in the fall at DKR stadium for home games, although admittedly I still wear MSU Spartan green most fall Saturdays.”
Dr. Kielhorn sums up his best health tip in one word—Move!” He says, “I always emphasize physical activity separate from work and daily activities to my patients. Thirty minutes of exercise separate from daily activities 5 days a week, even walking in your neighborhood, has substantial help benefits on the body, mind, and spirit.”
Dr. Kielhorn is accepting new patients at ARC Kyle Plum Creek. For appointments, go online or call 512-295-1333.
Welcome to Austin Regional Clinic, Dr. Kielhorn!