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Osteopathic Medicine - DO

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Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
What does a D.O. do?

  • D.O.’s practice the full scope of medicine in all existing specialties of the medical field.
  • Osteopathic physicians receive the same medical training as their allopathic (M.D.) counterparts, plus an additional 200 hours of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) – a hands-on therapy that is used to diagnose and treat illness and injury.
  • D.O.’s are trained to focus on the whole person, working with patients to achieve high levels of wellness and disease prevention.
    (Source: Osteopathic Medical College Information Book)

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