The D.O. Difference
"Osteopathic medicine is a distinct pathway to medical practice in the United States.
Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine including prescription
drugs, surgery, and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury.
It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system
of treatment known as osteopathic manipulative medicine. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes
helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion
and disease prevention."
"Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice
in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care,
DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy
and stay well."