I sought out an osteopathic medical education in search of a more holistic approach. I loved medical school because it honored my outlook on health and vitality.
Many different types of physicians graduate from osteopathic medical school. Like M.D.s, osteopaths can choose to practice in any specialty – like my husband, who went into surgery – but the majority go into primary care. Both D.O.s and M.D.s are fully qualified physicians who complete four years of medical school, followed by internships, residencies and sometimes fellowships in their specialty.
D.O.s receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT). With OMT, osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose illness and injury and to encourage your body’s natural tendency toward good health. A few D.O.s even specialize in OMT.