Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine is Passionate About Patient-Focused Primary Care on the Eastern Shore, from Pediatrics to Geriatrics
PARKSLEY, Va. – Board-certified family physician Daniel Cochran, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), recently joined Riverside Shore Medical Center at Metompkin, serving patients of all ages in a holistic care model.
Affectionately known as “Dr. Dan” by patients and peers alike, the Pennsylvania native has lived and practiced on the Eastern Shore for nearly a decade, including five years on Chincoteague. He also practiced in Ocean City and Pocomoke.
Dr. Cochran stepped away from medicine for two years to care for an ailing loved one, but was eager to remain on Eastern Shore and return to family practice – two of his passions.
“I was drawn to the sense of community at Riverside and getting back into primary care, which was my love,” said Dr. Cochran. “For me, it’s all about holistic care and being able to treat a variety of age groups, from pediatrics through geriatrics.”
The Pennsylvania native earned his undergraduate degree at Albright College in Reading, PA and his doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cochran completed his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA and spent ten years practicing in the state. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
With his osteopathic medicine specialty, Dr. Cochran believes in a whole-person approach to care and treatment, listening closely and partnering with patients to help them reach their health goals.
“I enjoy looking at how the body works together – the mind, the body and how they both interact,” said Dr. Cochran. “I chose the D.O. specialty because it enables me to treat the whole person, rather than one single aspect of it. And it goes beyond one single age group.”
Dr. Cochran plans to stay rooted on the Eastern Shore and continue sharing his 17 years of experience with the local community. The Riverside Care Difference – treating patients as family members – is important to Dr. Cochran, who noted that he continues to see many patients he cared for previously on Chincoteague.
“I’ve had a ton of patients follow me down from Chincoteague,” he said. “That’s truly an honor and means a lot to me, as building relationships is such a critical part of primary care.”
Dr. Cochran has two young daughters, ages 12 and 15. When he’s away from the office, he enjoys the Eastern Shore community and lifestyle, spending lots of time at the beach and on the water.