I recently moved to Vegas and needed to find a new primary care provider. I wanted a D.O., not an M.D. From my experience, most M.D.s take a narrow-minded, non-functional approach to medicine. They're trained to treat disease, not prevent it. Osteopathic training is more holistic, viewing the body as an integrated organism, not simply the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, many Osteopaths disregard their functional training and essentially practice as M.D.s.
I wanted a real, practicing Osteopath, not an Osteopath in name-only, so I Googled "Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Las Vegas" and Dr Wirtz's website was displayed at the top of the search results. OMT is a little-known physical therapy, conceptually similar to Chiropractic, but practiced by an actual medical doctor, not a Chiropractor. I visited an Osteopath years ago when I was experiencing some back pain due to a sports injury and he fixed my back in one session. Currently, I have no pain, but I theorized any D.O. who actively practices OMT is a real D.O., not someone who settled because he couldn't get into an M.D. school.
I'm pleased to report my research paid off. Everything about my visit to Dr. Wirtz's office was five stars. His office staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful and the wait time was minimal. Dr. Wirtz himself was amazing. He's obviously extremely competent, but beyond that, he communicated with me in an adult manner, without even a hint of the condescension you get from so many doctors. After reviewing my medical history, he ordered a bunch of tests. Without getting into specifics, I can say that some of the blood tests he ordered are consistent with what I'd expect from a progressive-thinking doctor, who's concerned with prevention, not just treatment.
Overall, I couldn't be more pleased and recommend Dr. Wirtz highly!