A 41-year-old member asked:

Does an osteopathic doctor use herbal remedies more often than pills to treat patients?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 20 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 expertise in this area is entirely outside the realm of a standard physician's education. Having said that, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that dos on average prescribe fewer medications than mds.
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