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do osteopathic doctors have an md?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: Osteopathic doctors have a D.O. Medical degree but have the same qualifications to practice medicine as md's do. Osteopathic training includes traditional medical training in addition to training in manual manipulative therapy.
Answered on Jun 19, 2013
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