Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine use a unique whole-person approach to help prevent illness and injury.
What is a DO? Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well. Learn more about the DO difference.
DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.
Osteopathic physicians focus on prevention, tuning into how a patient’s lifestyle and environment can impact their wellbeing. DOs strive to help you be truly healthy in mind, body and spirit—not just free of symptoms.
From their first days of education and training, DOs learn to:
If you’ve never been to a DO before, you may wonder what to expect. A typical office visit includes four parts:
Discover the difference
DOs practice their distinct philosophy in every medical specialty. Use our Find Your DO search tool to connect with an osteopathic physician in your community.