Complete Practitioner Bios


David Kanze, DO, FAAO, was born in Wynnewood, PA and grew up in Havertown, PA. He graduated from Haverford Senior High School and then matriculated and graduated from Temple University. He is a 2005 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and a 2009 graduate of Botsford Hospital’s Family Practice/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine residency, in Farmington Hills, MI where he served as chief intern. After a four-year stint as undergraduate fellowship director for the OPP department at Rocky Vista University, he moved to Washington state to become the Family Medicine/OMT Residency Program Director for Skagit Regional Clinics.

He is board certified in Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He has run multiple teaching programs in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, in addition to leading many medical mission trips to Guatemala and Peru. David has been published in medical journals for osteopathic manipulative medicine and travel medicine topics.

David’s interest is in how the body functions as a whole (mind, body and spirit) and how injury patterns set in and how the osteopathic approach can treat such. He is also intrigued by the healing power of music and often combines this into his treatments. His ultimate goal is the primary prevention of injuries and in returning the body to its full Health.

David loves treating patients of all ages especially high end athletes, adolescents and children with special needs. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kylie, his children, Cooper and Cassidy, as well as traveling, playing hockey, taking pictures and hiking.


Kylie Kanze, DO is a native Pennsylvanian.  She is originally from DuBois, PA and graduated in 2001 from the Pennsylvania State University.  She is a 2006 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) where she completed a one-year Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Fellowship.  Her pediatric residency training occurred at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, in Detroit, MI, finishing in 2009.

After residency training Kylie had a faculty position at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, CO as well as providing general pediatric care in a group medical practice.  Since 2014 she has lived in Bellingham, WA with her husband and two children and in 2016 opened her Pediatric Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine practice, Building Blocks Osteopathic Medicine.  She is excited to have relocated back to the Philadelphia area in 2017.  Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, snow skiing and loving on her husband and two children.

As board certified pediatrician, her main focus is treating children from newborns to teenager and young adults with a special interest in working with children with autism and special needs.  She takes the time that is necessary to get to know you and your child and to listen to all your concerns.

Kylie’s main interest is having your child live at their highest level of Health at all times and in restoring Health to the children that are struggling.  Her whole body approach revolves around the mind, body, spirit tenets of osteopathic medicine.

Jennifer Patterson, DO, MMH

Jennifer Patterson, DO, MMH, is originally from Waxhaw, NC, and has called Philadelphia home for the past 15 years. Her lifelong interest in mind-body medicine was sparked when she saw Bill Moyer’s special “Healing and the Mind ” in her early teens. Dr. Patterson’s formal education began at Vassar College with a degree in Psychology in 2001, followed by a master’s degree in the Medical Humanities from Drew University in 2004. She is a 2015 graduate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Lower Bucks Hospital in 2018, followed by a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2021.

In addition to being a board-certified Osteopathic Family Medicine Physician with a focus in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), Dr. Patterson is also certified in Cognitive Hypnosis Therapy through the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and is pursuing additional training in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Patterson is thrilled to combine her hypnosis, OMM and functional medicine expertise to help remove barriers to healing in both mind and body. Each modality supports the others as part of a Whole person, holistic approach to health. She is particularly interested in helping her patients maintain their best cognitive and physical balance in every stage of life, while maintaining emotional health and work-life balance.

When she is not working, Dr. Patterson prefers to be outside, playing with her kids and husband, gardening, hiking, and climbing trees. When she has to be inside, you can find her crafting and creating, learning the piano, and finding creative ways to make healthy meals for her family.