Re: Difference between D.O. and M.D.
I am not sure about all the intricacies, but here is what little I know. I think there is mostly a difference in philosophy. They are both as well-trained, but I think D.O.s tend to think of themselves as treating the patient and the problem more than the symptoms. I had a D.O. as my regular doctor and gynecologist for a while and loved, loved LOVED her. She also performed adjustments on my back when it was out of whack. It was wonderful to be able to see the same person for all my troubles.
I asked her once about the difference between an MD and a DO, and she told me she is juat as well trained as an MD, and she even used the example that she is qualified to deliver babies.
I'm sure someone else will be able to give you a much more detailed comparison. That is just the little bit that I know. I think it really doesn't make much difference at all in the kind of care you receive. I've always found that the doctor's personality makes most of the difference in how well-cared-for I feel.
Identical boys, Max and Jack born 3/19/05!