Donald Hankinson, D.O.

Donald V. Hankinson, D.O. graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985 after completing a one year Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Hankinson has been in practice for 21 years, including 5 years of Emergency Medicine and 14 years in Family Medicine. He is Board Certified by both the M.D. and D.O. Boards of Family Practice and by the Osteopathic Board in Manipulative Medicine. He is the Director of the Division of Osteopathic Medicine at Maine Medical Center, has consulting privileges in OMM at Mercy Hospital, and is a founding member of the Portland Osteopathic Children’s Clinic. He was selected as Physician of the Year in 2001 by the Maine Osteopathic Association and received their Distinguished Service Award in 2005.

Dr. Hankinson’s practice at Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine is devoted to consultations for Osteopathic care, with an emphasis on Cranial Osteopathy and Biodynamics. He is also active, both locally and nationally, in the study and teaching of Osteopathy and its insights into non-invasive health care.

He has studied and taught William Garner Sutherland’s Cranial Concept with one of Dr. Sutherland’s original students, Anne L. Wales, D.O., since 1989. He has also studied with James Jealous, D.O. since 1990, for whom he has been teaching courses in the Biodynamic Approach to Cranial Osteopathy since 2004. He has taught with the Biobasics program since its inception in 1991 and for numerous other local and national Osteopathic and Allopathic organizations, including the Cranial Academy, the SCFT, the AAO, the MOA, Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and UNECOM.