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How do a do and md differ?

Medical doctors: Both the practice of medicine as a do or an md are recognized in the usa as medical and surgical practitioners. In the 19th century the osteopathic practice of medicine relied heavily on manipulation techniques to diagnose and treat. By the middle of the 20th century the profession moved to mainstream medicine. Now in the 21st century osteopathic training is very similar to md training. ...Read more

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Do I need md to refer me to dpm?

Do I need md to refer me to dpm?

Depends: More often than not this is regulated by your insurance carrier; some require a referral and some do not. ...Read more

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Can an MD diagnose and treat themself?

Md: They can but the saying goes that a doctor who diagnoses himself has a fool for a patient ...Read more

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Why would you as an md sign up for this.

Why would you as an md sign up for this.

Public service: I like the idea of a community of physicians providing patients with reliable information about medical topics they're asking about. I joined to contribute public service, to both educate and learn, and in general, to affect people positively. Lots of questions can be answered simply, relieving anxiety or prompting to helpful resources. I'm sure others have more reasons. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Sir which is the best option for doing md after mbbs?

Sir which is the best option for doing md after mbbs?

Tough choice: If you are completing mbbs in india and have an idea to practice medicine in usa, you are in for tough journey. Indian doctors take one of 2 options come to usa. Complete usmle 1 and usmle 2 from india and come to usa to complete usmle 3, residency apply for masters programs like public health, biology, get student visa and come to usa. ...Read more

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What type of md should I see to lower my cholestherol?

Primary care: See a primary care physician. A few who have unusually severe blood lipid disorders may need to see an endocrinologist or other lipid specialist. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of seeing a do instead of a md?

None: As far as I am concerned physicians with a do are every bit as capable as physicians with an md. There are no limitations. ...Read more

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How about do and md? What is difference between training?.

How about do and md? What is difference between training?.

Both Doctors: The big difference in training between dos & mds is that dos receive training in palpatory diagnosis, and osteopathic manipulation and philosophy. These classes let us learn another method of treating problems, in addition to medicine & surgery. www.osteopathic.com for more info. ...Read more

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My hubby is 54. His MD stopped his B/P meds b/c of ED, why?

My hubby is 54. His MD stopped his B/P meds b/c of ED, why?

Blood Pressure & ED: Some BP meds have ED as a side effect. If you hubby's is complaining of ED and his BP is stable it is OK to stop the medications. Hopefully his ED will resolve. He need to monitor his BP, 2-3/week, if it starts to go abnormally high he is to contact his MD. ...Read more

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Is there a type of md that can help correct speech problems?

Is there a type of md that can help correct speech problems?

Yes: Ear, nose and throat physicians working alone or in combination with speech therapists can lead to treatment and often cure of a wide variety of speech problems. The key to proper treatment is proper diagnosis. ...Read more