Definitions for "Doctor of osteopathy"
A licensed physician who is a graduate from an accredited school of osteopathic medicine.
D.O.s are fully qualified physicians licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medication in all 50 states. D.O.s practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they assess the overall health of their patients including home and work environments. Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care.D.O.s receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system -- your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones that make up two-thirds of its body mass. This training provides osteopathic physicians with a better understanding of the ways that an injury or illness in one part of your body can affect another.
doctor's degree in osteopathy