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    • MrBurgundy

      DOs trained in the US are referred to as osteopathic physicians or simply physicians…They are medical doctors the same as MDs with extra training in OMT. I get the feeling that you understand this but felt inclined to point this out due to your use of “osteopath”. The term osteopath is reserved for those that are trained solely in OMT outside of the US and are not recognized as full medical doctors. This is a great post, but if we are going to educate the public we need to do so accurately and make sure we keep it uniform. Otherwise the confusion continues… http://www.aacom.org/about/osteomed/Pages/TheDifference.aspx

    • MrBurgundy

      DOs trained in the US are referred to as osteopathic physicians or simply physicians…They are medical doctors the same as MDs with extra training in OMT. I get the feeling that you understand this but felt inclined to point this out due to your use of “osteopath”. The term osteopath is reserved for those that are trained solely in OMT outside of the US and are not recognized as full medical doctors. This is a great post, but if we are going to educate the public we need to do so accurately and make sure we keep it uniform. Otherwise the confusion continues… http://www.aacom.org/about/osteomed/Pages/TheDifference.aspx