What is a D.O.?
D.O.s are Osteopathic Physicians who are fully educated and licensed to practice all aspects of medicine. they are certified in all of the medical specialties and sub specialties.
They treat patients and prescribe medicine in offices and hospitals across the country. They use all of the resources of modern medicine to prevent, detect, and treat disease, but the offer their patients something extra.
Osteopathic Physicians are specifically trained to perform Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT), a method in which they use their hands to diagnose and treat you, giving particular attention to joints, bones, muscles, and nerves. OMT is employed to relieve pain and discomfort, and it assists your body's ability to heal itself. Their appreciation of the relationship between structure and function and their use of OMT allow D.O.s to diagnose and effectively treat conditions that elude non-osteopathic clinicians.