MD vs. DO: allopathic vs homeopathic vs osteopathic
I chose MD because it was all I knew about as a child. When I found out about the osteopathic paradigm- I immediately ascribed "a holistic approach" to the DO title. The way a DO may look at a problem, from what I've read and seen, seems to be a better path where surgery/pushing pills should be resorted to only if the necessity of the situation requires it. To me, it's like "why would you risk an open surgery when you could, just as well, solve the issue laparoscopically?" When osteopathic manipulation techniques are apropos - they should be used. However, I will still go for my MD solely because of the title. But I completely plan on factoring the methodology of osteopathy into both prognostication of ailments and treatment.
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