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What's a DO?

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 ...

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What's a DO?

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.

Physician Profiles


Please tell us about yourself, your background, where you’re from. I was born in the Philippines, and my family moved to Phoenix, AZ when I was in high school. I graduated high school in Arizona and went to Arizona State University. My degree was in Psychology. I moved here for medical school ...
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Dr. Kevin Hua completed his undergraduate osteopathic medical training at Touro University California in 2002. He then went to a combined Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital and is dual board certified by the AOBFP and AOBEM. Afterwards, he moved to ...
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Where did you grow up? I lived in Southern California, since 8th grade, and graduated from UC Irvine. I then stayed at UCI for an additional year doing research at UCI’s Neuropsychiatric Center, attended Des Moines University for medical school, trained in Michigan through the Michigan State ...
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Dr. Robert Kessler is an active, dedicated member of ACOFP NV and is completing his term as chapter Vice President. He has been a staple in the family medicine community in Nevada for 36 years. In addition to his continued practice at the Touro University Nevada Health Center, Dr. Kessler ...
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