A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do if i just started using a doctor of osteopathy. how are they different from a regular md?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 20 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 & dos practice the same medicine & surgery and train in the same hospitals sometimes. Then there are those who tout the do's "holistic" approach which, having worked alongside dos for 10 years now, I have yet to see. There is no difference.
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