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DOs do Specialties???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Pursuing MD, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Pursuing MD

    Pursuing MD Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I am not very familiar with DOs...I was told that they do specialize? If this correct, can you please expand on this, and provide some examples? Also, what is the best way to get in contact with a DO?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. mountainmedic

    mountainmedic Junior Member

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    The best way to answer, in my opinion, is... anything you can do as a MD, you can do as a DO. DO's specialize in *everything*. Although I am pursuing entrance into DO school, I will be the first to admit that there really is negligable difference between the two. DO's do *seem* to focus on rural medicine a little more which is why DO is my choice. They also practice OMT (their "trademark"). Want to meet a DO? Google search: American Osteopathic Association.
     
  4. apgar7

    apgar7 Member 7+ Year Member

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    Mountainmedic has it right that DOs can specialize just as MDs with all the same practice righs. One thing that you should know, however, is that there are not as many DO residency positions in the osteopathic world and hence it is more competitive to obtain many specialties as a DO. It all depends, of course, on which specialty one is talking about.
     
  5. JmE

    JmE Member 7+ Year Member

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    DOs can do allopathic residencies also!

    -JmE-
     
  6. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    DO's can (and do) specialize in everything from Anesthesiology to Thoracic Surgery...as well as everything in between.

    There are Osteopathic post graduate training programs in:

    Anesthesiology
    Cardiology
    Child Psychiatry
    Critical Care Medicine (adult)
    Dermatology
    Emergency Medicine
    Family Practice
    Gastroenterology
    Geriatric Medicine
    Hematology-Oncology
    Infectious Disease
    Internal Medicine
    Nephrology
    Neurological Surgery
    Neurology
    Obstetrics/Gynecology
    Occupational Medicine
    Opthalmology
    Orthopedic Surgery
    Otolaryngology
    Pathology
    Pediatrics
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    Plastic Surgery
    Psychiatry
    Pulmonary Disease
    Radiology (Diagnostic)
    Sports Medicine
    Surgery (General)
    Thoracic Surgery
    Urology
    Vascular Surgery

    As another poster mentioned, DO students are able to enter the Allopathic Match program as well and match into MD residency spots, on top of having the option to pursue an Osteopathic residency.

    To find a DO by name, specialty, or location, go to the following link:

    <a href="http://directory.aoa-net.org/cfm/PublicSearch.cfm" target="_blank">http://directory.aoa-net.org/cfm/PublicSearch.cfm</a>

    You can also look in the Yellow Pages for your area under "Physicians".

    Good luck and feel free to post more questions that you may have.
     
  7. npdoc28

    npdoc28 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I would also suggest contacting Western University in Pomona, CA. They could get you in contact with a DO. Their website: <a href="http://www.westernu.edu" target="_blank">www.westernu.edu</a>
     
  8. oceana

    oceana Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hi there, D.O.'s can specialize in any which field that M.D.'s can. I shadowed an excellent D.O. who is the head of cardiology in Stanford Med Center. D.O.'s get all the training of M.D.'s but on top of that we are trained to look at all factors of a patients disease and life style. If you want more info or want a list of many D.O.'s in California, check out the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California page <a href="http://www.opsc.org/" target="_blank">http://www.opsc.org/</a>
     
  9. DOtobe

    DOtobe 10+ Year Member

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    born slippery -
    Your name is very interesting. Where in the world did you ever come up with that name? :D
     
  10. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    What is the name of the DO you speak of?

    I searched Stanfords entire site and couldn't find one DO.

    Do you have a link to a website?

    Thanks
     
  11. JRMDR

    JRMDR Member 7+ Year Member

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    Cardiology is the specialty my brother is doing and he came from a DO school, if you work VERY hard after your DO school you can persue any specialty a MD can and after your done in some specialties, you ccan be considered a MD!
     
  12. jimdo

    jimdo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Im dont think we "can be considered an MD". We have the same practice rights and responsibilities as those that have the MD degree, but since we have the DO degree, we are not considered MDs but are equivalent. May seem like a matter of semantics, but it is important to note this point.
     
  13. JonDO

    JonDO Member 10+ Year Member

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    It's been said before, but I think that it's relevant in this topic that the Surgeon General for the US Army is a DO. I think that it's one of the best evidence regarding the equivalence of MDs with DOs. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  14. PainMan

    PainMan Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JonDO:
    <strong>It's been said before, but I think that it's relevant in this topic that the Surgeon General for the US Army is a DO. I think that it's one of the best evidence regarding the equivalence of MDs with DOs. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Former Surgeon General, but still a good point.
     
  15. ussdfiant

    ussdfiant Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by JPHazelton:
    <strong>born slippery

    What is the name of the DO you speak of?

    I searched Stanfords entire site and couldn't find one DO.

    Do you have a link to a website?

    Thanks</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey Josh, <a href="http://cardiology.stanford.edu/All_Faculty_bios/liem.htm" target="_blank">try this site.</a>
     
  16. Hi, Born Slippery,
    Congratulations!!! You must be quite excited about attending in the fall! Now, you can enjoy the rest of your summer and good luck!!! : )
     
  17. Mcatatonia

    Mcatatonia Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Can DO's work anywhere MD's can work ?
    because there are osteopathic clinics where DO's work but can they also work in regular hospitals ?
     
  18. OsteoMD.

    OsteoMD. Wishful thinker 7+ Year Member

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    just check out the above posted web-site, you shall find the answer to your question.

    <a href="http://cardiology.stanford.edu/All_Faculty_bios/liem.htm" target="_blank">http://cardiology.stanford.edu/All_Faculty_bios/liem.htm</a> :cool:
     
  19. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

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    Yes, they can and do work in some of the most prestigious hospital and medical center across the United States.

    You will probably see fewer DOs in traditionally MD insitutions or in places where DOs are few and far between, but that doesnt mean they cannot be a part of the medical team at these places.

    DOs are everywhere from Neurological Surgery to team physicians for professional sports teams.

    Maybe think of it this way...look in the yellow pages...anywhere you see a doctor with "MD" after his/her name...put "DO" in there. Step back and say "Oh...wow...OK...now I get it."

    :D
     
  20. GoMavericks

    GoMavericks Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    When it comes to DO's going to an allopathic residency program, doesn't the AOA have to approve the allopathic program? Does anyone know if there are problems getting this approval? Thanks in advance for the info!
     

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