There are two types of full-scope physicians in the United States. One is a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). The other is an MD (Medical Doctor).
Although there are many similarities between a DO and an MD, there is a significant aspect that differentiates the two. DO’s are trained to combine today's medical knowledge with their ears to listen caringly to their patients, with their eyes to see their patient as whole person, and with their hands to diagnose and treat pain with osteopathic manipulation treatments (OMT).
While DOs and MDs have many things in common, osteopathic medicine is a parallel branch of American medicine with a distinct philosophy and approach to patient care. DOs can bring an extra dimension to your health care through their unique skills.
Compassionate. Holistic. Patient-focused.