DO vs MD
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine and surgery. They use a total body approach when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury and aging.
DOs receive additional training in the musculoskeletal system, your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this training with the latest advances in medical technology, Osteopathic Physicians offer patients the most comprehensive care option available in medicine. They focus on prevention first by including their patient’s lifestyle history in their medical treatment plans which can include supplementation, surgery, medication and lifestyle adjustments. DOs understand the synergy between a patient’s mind, body and emotion.
MDs and Dos carrier the same credentialing requirements along with the same rights to prescribe medication and perform surgery.