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I think it varies by individual (of course) and by region.
Here, we are relatively close to a major osteopathic medical school and historically the tuition was lower, academic requirements less stringent, and program was shorter than for regular medical school. We have hordes of osteopaths and the theoretically alternative credential doesn't mean *anything* in terms of their practice. Most don't do adjustments and practice just like any M.D. In fact, I know several OB/GYNs who are D.O.'s, not M.D.s, and they are just as gung-ho about routine high interventions with normal pregnancy and labors and have c-section rates as high as any OB/GYN with an M.D.
Best bet is to ask around with people who prefer a crunchier physician and, as you're already doing, keeping your eyes and ears wide open when you visit.