DO's being passed off as Medical doctors

DO's being passed off as Medical doctors

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Patient

Jasper, IN

#1 Mar 2, 2013
I paid for a real doctor and I want a medical doctor not someone trained in massage.
Wally

Harrodsburg, KY

#2 Mar 2, 2013
Patient wrote:
I paid for a real doctor and I want a medical doctor not someone trained in massage.
I know I'm not suppose to "feed trolls" but 1) DO's are as well trained as MD's and are "real doctors" by any standard; 2) in this part of the country one should be overjoyed to have any physician be it a DO or an MD; 3) some of the very best medical care I have ever received has been from DO"S.
DO

Manchester, KY

#3 Mar 2, 2013
Patient wrote:
I paid for a real doctor and I want a medical doctor not someone trained in massage.
DO's have the EXACT same schooling and training as MD's. They just have extra schooling on top of an MD's curriculum in osteopathic therapy. Go do some research before you make yourself look stupid again. A DO is actually a more trained MD.
quiet respect

Thelma, KY

#4 Mar 2, 2013
DO wrote:
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DO's have the EXACT same schooling and training as MD's. They just have extra schooling on top of an MD's curriculum in osteopathic therapy. Go do some research before you make yourself look stupid again. A DO is actually a more trained MD.
You are correct.
quiet respect

Thelma, KY

#5 Mar 2, 2013
Patient wrote:
I paid for a real doctor and I want a medical doctor not someone trained in massage.
So you can be informed and not be insecure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_MD...

http://www.mommd.com/do-video-1.shtml
DO

Manchester, KY

#6 Mar 2, 2013
quiet respect wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct.
I can't stand when people accuse DO's of not being "real" doctors. It's a bad common misconception.
yelp

Chesterfield, MO

#7 Mar 2, 2013
wtf is a do
really

Chapmanville, WV

#8 Mar 2, 2013
yelp wrote:
wtf is a do
I "do this" and I "do that" , but wait. I forgot, I have a bad back so I can't "do" a damn thing except draw a check. So go back to work so I can continue to live my current life style.
wtf

Elkhorn City, KY

#9 Mar 4, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>
I "do this" and I "do that" , but wait. I forgot, I have a bad back so I can't "do" a damn thing except draw a check. So go back to work so I can continue to live my current life style.
Grow some teeth dip wad.
Your Momma

Winchester, KY

#10 Mar 4, 2013
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>Grow some teeth dip wad.
Son you have no teeth!!!
wtf

Elkhorn City, KY

#11 Mar 4, 2013
Your Momma wrote:
<quoted text>Son you have no teeth!!!
Woman you have a fat ass.
Your Momma

Winchester, KY

#12 Mar 4, 2013
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>Woman you have a fat ass.
You have a little pee pee!!!
wtf

Elkhorn City, KY

#13 Mar 4, 2013
Your Momma wrote:
<quoted text>You have a little pee pee!!!
That you love to lick.

Lmfao
Choice

Clay City, KY

#14 Mar 4, 2013
I will choose an MD instead of a DO anytime.
DO

United States

#15 Mar 4, 2013
Choice wrote:
I will choose an MD instead of a DO anytime.
Why is that? They are the exact same thing.
wtf

Chesterfield, MO

#16 Mar 4, 2013
Wally wrote:
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I know I'm not suppose to "feed trolls" but 1) DO's are as well trained as MD's and are "real doctors" by any standard; 2) in this part of the country one should be overjoyed to have any physician be it a DO or an MD; 3) some of the very best medical care I have ever received has been from DO"S.
Waaaallllleeeeeee. Eeeeeeeevaaaaaaaa. Lmao
Truth

Nerinx, KY

#17 Mar 4, 2013
A DO and an MD are not the exact same thing. If you're really a DO you'd know better than trying to claim that they are. MD's and DO's have become very similar over time, but there are still marked differences between the two. Most notable is the requirements to enter school. Sad to say, but most students in DO programs are there because they couldn't get in to MD programs due to a low GPA or poor MCAT score. That is something to consider when picking a physician.

There's also the laughable notion that the unmovable joints in the skull can be manipulated and the fact that the founder didn't bother to submit anything for peer review and that things cannot be standardized for treatment because the scientific method is ignored and DO's use manipulations as they see fit, not in a clearly defined way.

If given a choice I will pick a DO every time. I personally prefer that DO's tend to view the patient as a whole and not focus in on only the symptoms present. And again, that is a difference due to different training and points of emphasis.
DO

Manchester, KY

#18 Mar 4, 2013
Truth wrote:
A DO and an MD are not the exact same thing. If you're really a DO you'd know better than trying to claim that they are. MD's and DO's have become very similar over time, but there are still marked differences between the two. Most notable is the requirements to enter school. Sad to say, but most students in DO programs are there because they couldn't get in to MD programs due to a low GPA or poor MCAT score. That is something to consider when picking a physician.

There's also the laughable notion that the unmovable joints in the skull can be manipulated and the fact that the founder didn't bother to submit anything for peer review and that things cannot be standardized for treatment because the scientific method is ignored and DO's use manipulations as they see fit, not in a clearly defined way.

If given a choice I will pick a DO every time. I personally prefer that DO's tend to view the patient as a whole and not focus in on only the symptoms present. And again, that is a difference due to different training and points of emphasis.
I'm not a DO. What I meant by saying they are the exact same is that the curriculum they are taught is almost identical with the exception of DO's being taught manipulative therapy. MD's treat the illness and DO's, as you stated, focus on the body as a whole when ridding an illness.
quiet respect

Thelma, KY

#19 Mar 4, 2013
Truth wrote:
A DO and an MD are not the exact same thing. If you're really a DO you'd know better than trying to claim that they are. MD's and DO's have become very similar over time, but there are still marked differences between the two. Most notable is the requirements to enter school. Sad to say, but most students in DO programs are there because they couldn't get in to MD programs due to a low GPA or poor MCAT score. That is something to consider when picking a physician.
There's also the laughable notion that the unmovable joints in the skull can be manipulated and the fact that the founder didn't bother to submit anything for peer review and that things cannot be standardized for treatment because the scientific method is ignored and DO's use manipulations as they see fit, not in a clearly defined way.
If given a choice I will pick a DO every time. I personally prefer that DO's tend to view the patient as a whole and not focus in on only the symptoms present. And again, that is a difference due to different training and points of emphasis.
Many students choose to attend an osteopathic medical school because they respect the philosophy and prefer to go to one of the osteopathic colleges or universities. Medical students, both allopathic and osteopathic, receive the same basic education. Osteopathic medical students have an added dimension to their training in the form of osteopathic manipulative therapy. They must pass the same boards as MDs to obtain their medical license, and both are licensed by the same board, the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

As far as manipulative therapy; it is used in a clearly defined manner. If you have never personally experienced manipulative therapy and its effectiveness; you might want to try it. I have been treated with that particular kind of therapy many times for years and have received excellent results.

http://gradschool.about.com/od/medicalschool/...
DO

Manchester, KY

#20 Mar 4, 2013
Truth wrote:
A DO and an MD are not the exact same thing. If you're really a DO you'd know better than trying to claim that they are. MD's and DO's have become very similar over time, but there are still marked differences between the two. Most notable is the requirements to enter school. Sad to say, but most students in DO programs are there because they couldn't get in to MD programs due to a low GPA or poor MCAT score. That is something to consider when picking a physician.

There's also the laughable notion that the unmovable joints in the skull can be manipulated and the fact that the founder didn't bother to submit anything for peer review and that things cannot be standardized for treatment because the scientific method is ignored and DO's use manipulations as they see fit, not in a clearly defined way.

If given a choice I will pick a DO every time. I personally prefer that DO's tend to view the patient as a whole and not focus in on only the symptoms present. And again, that is a difference due to different training and points of emphasis.
Also, while it may be true that some students are in DO school for the reasons you stated, most are there because Schools of Osteopathic Medicine focus on preparing doctors for rural areas of the U.S. as opposed to cities.

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