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Doctors Of Osteopathic Vs Medical Doctors
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It honestly depends on the amount of training of the osteopathic physician and their willingness to employ different alternative medicine therapies. Some osteopathic physicians do not practice any alternative medicine. Again it depends on the D.O.'s practice and specialty and background post graduate training. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Osteopathic physicians are licensed to practice medicine the same way that md's are licensed and have the same coverage by insurances just as any other physician. However, most do's under insurance plans are usually board certified and I would look to this as a qualification as well. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are doctors that are D.O.'s (Osteopathic Medicine) able to do all that it requires to be an anaesthesiologist?
Not usually.: Medical doctors have an md degree. Doctors of osteopathy have do degrees, and have the same privileges and complete medical school training (often with the same textbooks) as mds, but dos practice a more holistic type of medicine and perform more hands-on therapies like spinal adjustment. Chiropractors (dc degree) cannot prescribe medications nor perform surgery. Od is doctor of optometry degree. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Being a doctor of osteopathy what's the difference between a omt and a omm? Are they the same? Does one do more than the other?
What to do if I just started using a doctor of osteopathy. How are they different from a regular md?
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. Read more
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. Read more
Can a doctor of osteopathy/omt help me w/alignment & muscle spasms & pinch nerve? Can they fix my sacrum from slipping out of place? Been n pain 1year
Can a Doctor of Osteopathy be considered as my primary care doctor, family doctor, or as an internist? Do they prescribe HTN medications, as necessary?
Yes: Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are not limited to D.O. residencies, and can train alongside allopathic physicians (M.D.) in allopathic residency programs. There has been a convergence in philosophies over the years, and the differences between a D.O and an M.D. have become much more subtle. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
State website: Go to google and search for your state's medical board - i.e. Florida board of medicine. On that site, there will be a link somewhere for doctor/physician search or licensee search. Input your doctor's name. The site will list the license number, status of license, medical malpractice history, and disciplinary history. Some state websites may list additional information like education. Read more