Doctor of Medicine

Medical doctors (MDs) examine, diagnose and treat patients. They can specialize in a number of medical areas, such as pediatrics, anesthesiology or cardiology, or they can work as general practice physicians. It's also common for medical school graduates to enroll in a residency program to study a specialty. Medical doctors need state licensure, and certification may also be required for some specialists.
MDs are sometimes referred to as allopathic physicians. As needed, medical doctors might refer patients to specialists who focus on specific medical areas, such as anesthesiology, cardiology, psychology and internal medicine. Specialists are experts in their field and complete additional residency training, and become board certified in their specialty.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully licensed physicians who apply their distinct philosophy to patient care in every medical specialty. They are taught from early on that optimal health is a dynamic interaction between the mind, body, and spirit. From this philosophy, osteopathic physicians naturally focus on understanding the person they are treating rather than only the presenting symptoms. The goal of the osteopathic physician is to enhance the body's natural self-healing processes. This holistic approach is the heart of osteopathic medicine and is done with empathy and compassion whether hands on osteopathic manipulative treatment is used or modalities such as pharmaceuticals or surgery. With over 100,000 practicing DOs in the US currently, the US healthcare system stands to benefit from the care and treatment by DOs who embody the osteopathic philosophy.
(UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Website)

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