What Is the Difference Between a D.O. and an M.D.?

What Is the Difference Between a D.O. and an M.D.?

\" \" Doctors of osteopathy (D.O.s) are licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine, but are also rooted in a whole-person approach. SoumenNath/Getty ImagesIf you live in the United States, you're probably used to using the shorthand \"M.D.\" But if you've ever browsed a local list of health care providers, you may have noticed many names aren't accompanied by that two-letter credential. Andrew Taylor Still developed this holistic approach to health care in the 19th century after three of his children died from spinal meningitis. Thinking of trying out the osteopathy approach?

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