Patients may note that their doctor may have the qualifications “MD” or “DO” when they see them.
Doctor of Medicine is a term that most patients are acquainted with. However fewer individuals are aware of the DO qualifications. DO’s receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree after graduating from a U.S. Osteopathic institution.

D.O. stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

A Doctor of Medicine, or M.D., is a graduate of a conventional, Allopathic medical school.
In the US, MD’s make up 89% of all physicians, whereas DO’s make up around 11% of doctors.

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