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Doctors of osteopathic vs medical doctors

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Allopathic/osteopath: Allopatic doctors go to traditional medical schools and get md degree and practice mainstream medicine osteopathic doctors go to an osteopathic med s... Read More
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
MD vs DO: Allopathic refers to md degree. Osteopathic physicians are granted a do degree. Equal legal status in usa. Do basic training includes all md curri... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: It honestly depends on the amount of training of the osteopathic physician and their willingness to employ different alternative medicine therapies. S... Read More
Dr. Luke Kane
Dr. Luke Kaneanswered
6 years experience
Scope of Practice: Us osteopathic physicians have a full license to practice medicine. Their training includes additional physical medicine components as well as a holi... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Osteopathic physicians are licensed to practice medicine the same way that md's are licensed and have the same coverage by insurances just as any othe... Read More
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Usually yes,: If they are providers under your insurance plan. Most dos accept the same insurance reimbursement as mds, but check with your individual doctor, regar... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Osteopathic doctors have a D.O. Medical degree but have the same qualifications to practice medicine as md's do. Osteopathic training includes traditi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
BA or BS degree: Interest in healthcare and holistic philosophy and desire to interact with people.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Licensed doctor: Do's, are fully licensed doctors in all 50 states. They write prescriptions, perform surgery and do everything an md does. Do training is the same as ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
As long as he is : Trained as a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon if you are seeking surgical treatment otherwise for non operative care treatment can be sought ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, most certainly they can and often it is more precise and gentle in technique but it depends on the training and experience of the D.O.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Perspective: The difference between mds (allopathic) and dos (osteopathic) is a matter of opinion. There are those who believe there's no practical difference. Mds... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Possibly: All osteopathic physicians are trained in standard medicine. "herbs and natural remedies" are not part of their medical curriculum, and any claimed ex... Read More