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|What Is A DO|
DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
DOs are licensed to practice all aspects of medicine and may specialize in any medical specialty or sub-specialty. They treat patients and prescribe medicine in offices and hospitals across the country and in the U.S. armed services. They use all of the resources of modern medicine to prevent, detect, and treat disease, but they also offer their patients something extra.
Osteopathic Physicians are specially trained to perform Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a method in which they use their hands to diagnose and treat the patient, giving particular attention to muscles and nerves, joints, bones. OMT is employed to relieve pain and discomfort and, even more importantly, to encourage your body's natural tendency toward good health.
Are they different from MDs? Yes and no.
How are they the same?
However, it is the ways that DOs and MDs are different that can bring an extra dimension to your family's health care.
By combining all available medical procedures with OMT, DOs offer their patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.