David Yorio DO
Experienced Osteopathic Physician
About David Yorio DO
David Yorio, DO, has practiced osteopathy in the eastern United States for more than 14 years. After receiving a bachelor of science in biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts in 1996, he transitioned to doctoral study at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. David Yorio, DO, received his professional degree in 2002 and subsequently traveled to Augusta, Georgia, to complete an internship and residency in family medicine.
After a year of post-residency service at a nearby practice, Dr. David Yorio relocated to the greater Philadelphia area, where he entered practice in a comprehensive care group. There, he expanded his expertise to include worker's compensation practice, weight management, and substance abuse intervention. He also became actively involved in the training of medical students and physician assistants and collaborated with local businesses in training employees to identify potential substance dependence. Dr. David Yorio, DO, now focuses on urgent care in Flourtown, Pennsylvania.
9 Out of 10 Americans Consume Too Much Salt
A board-certified family medicine physician, David Yorio, D.O., has been practicing throughout the East Coast for over a decade. As a certified advanced cardiac life support specialist, Dr. David Yorio has extensive experience in preventing cardiac emergencies.
It’s no secret that diet is one of the major lifestyle factors than increases or decreases a person’s risk for heart disease, but a surprising number of Americans still don’t know what they’re eating. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for a healthy heart, one of the simplest ways to make your diet more heart-friendly is to reduce sodium intake.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium. What many consumers are surprised to learn is that most of extra sodium does not come from a salt shaker or seasonings, but from processed foods and prepared restaurant dishes. According to the American Heart Association, the average American adult consumes approximately 3,400 milligrams a day—more than twice the recommended 1,500 milligrams per day for people at high risk of heart disease. Learning to reduce your sodium intake by reading nutritional labels could help you reduce your risk not only for heart disease, but also for other conditions such as kidney disease, stroke, and stomach cancer.
The AAFP - More Than Just a Certifying Board
Board-certified in family medicine, David Yorio, DO, currently serves as a locum tenens physician in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, a position he’s held since 2014. A 2002 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. David Yorio belongs to several professional associations, including the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Established in 1947 as the American Academy of General Practice, the American Academy of Family Physicians is the professional association responsible for certifying specialists in that discipline. The AAFP does a great deal more for its members and for the discipline as a whole, however. Given its mission of improving the health of patients, their families, and their communities, it works closely with government officials to advocate for public policies that advance that mission, increase the number of family physicians, and improve pay equity for those specialists. Other areas in which AAFP supports its members are practice enhancement, education, and advancement of public health.
The AAFP has established several programs and initiatives to further its objectives, some oriented toward enhancing members’ skills and knowledge, some aimed at helping patients make healthy choices, and others aimed at influencing health policy. For instance, Ask and Act is a tobacco cessation program implemented primarily in the physician’s office, and Tar Wars is a tobacco-avoidance education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students.
As family physicians, AAFP members are acutely aware of the impact of economic trends on patients’ family budgets, and the organization enthusiastically supports the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, an initiative of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. This initiative provides a single point of entry for patients to access the sometimes bewildering array of around 275 different patient assistance programs offered by various pharmaceutical companies.