Question by  ddd (10)

What can a MD verses a DO in the medical field?

I recently went to the doctor and saw a DO instead of a MD, could you explain the difference between the two.


Answer by  Danielle42 (78)

Both MD (Doctor of Medicine) and DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) are 4 year graduate-level academic degrees offered to surgeons and physicians in the United States but DO's have additional training of osteopathic manipulative medicine techniques which uses a form of therapy that uses physical contact to improve the impaired or altered function of the musculo-skeletal system.


Answer by  patti (29325)

A Doctor of Osteopathy has the same education and privileges as an M. D. A DO's training, however, includes training in the manipulation of the musculo-skeletal system.


Answer by  joji26 (214)

A DO is a doctor of osteopathy. They have all of the same training as an MD and more. In addition to all of the medical treatments an MD can provide, a DO is also trained in spinal manipulation, similar to chiropractor. They provide this as an additional service to their patients.

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