What is a D.O.?

A D.O. is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. This degree has been awarded in the United States since 1892. Those who earn the degree are full physicians and practice in every surgical and medical specialty, but D.O.s have an unequaled base in primary care medicine with around 60% of all D.O.s being family practice physicians.

In addition to the traditional western medicine you would receive at any M.D.'s office, D.O.s are also trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) and can choose to use this modality to help their patients where indicated.

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