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What is an allopathic doctor vs. an osteopathic doc?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 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 school and read the same books and learn the same diseases, besides that they are trained in osteopathic manipulations.They can get the same residencies and fellowships as mds, and many of them just practice mainstream medicines in all specielities.
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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 34 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 curriculum plus holistic philosophy and omt ( osteopathic manual treatment). Majority of do are in primary care. Majority of md go on to specialties.
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