Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) practice a “whole person” approach to health care. Instead of just treating your specific symptoms, osteopathic physicians concentrate on treating you as an integrated whole.
Osteopathic physicians understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They receive special training in the musculoskeletal system so that they better understand how that system influences the condition of all other body systems. In addition, DOs are trained to identify and correct structural problems, which can assist your body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing.
DOs help patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight illness, but also help prevent disease.
Millions of Americans prefer this concerned and compassionate care and have made DOs their physicians for life.
DOs are one of the fastest growing segments of health care professionals in the United States.
By the year 2016, more than 100,000 osteopathic physicians are expected to be in active medical practice.
Approximately 60% of practicing DOs specialize in such primary care fields as family medicine, general internal medicine and pediatrics
Attachment of AOA – DO Brochure