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What does "D.O." medical credential stand for?

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Does anyone know what it means when a doctor has a "D.O." after their name, in place of "M.D."?
post #2 of 5
Doctor of Osteopathy

It's equivilent to an MD in the US. Different schools, though.

It's a slightly different credential in the UK.
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Thanks, Apricot!
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Theoretically, A DO can perfom adjustments (like a chiro) but it depends on the individual doc. My son's ped. is a DO, adn he does pay more attention to the spine, joints, etc than other docs I have seen.
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They can do surgery and prescribe drugs.
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