Stoughton Hospital Health Talk

What is the Difference Between a MD and DO?

July 22, 201511 min
Whether your physician is a MD(medical doctor) or a DO(doctor of osteopathic medicine) they still have gone to medical school.But there are differences. How do you know which one to choose?Both are licensed to practice in the United States.They are similarly educated and certified, but there are differences in their training and philosophy of patient care. A DO is involved in treating the whole person. With a toolbox of complimentary medicine, holistic ideals and western technologies, a DO can cover ground that you may not find with an MD. Robert E. Terbrack, DO is here today to help explain the differences and help you decide which practitioner is right for you.

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