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Foreign trained osteopaths (DOs) and their Web Sties. Creating confusion?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by RBorhani, Apr 21, 2000.

  1. RBorhani

    RBorhani Emergency Physician
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    Here is something from: http://osteopath.online.fr/rgoindex/situatio.html

    "Thus Osteopaths D.O. remain under the constant observation of Medical Doctors and are always proceeding very cautiously and
    are ready to be held accountable for each and every action."


    And I was directed to this site by the osteopathic WebRing which almost all the osteopathic web pages have in them.



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  3. RBorhani

    RBorhani Emergency Physician
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    RBorhani Emergency Physician
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    There are tons and tons of these sites out there. I can see why this would create a good amount of confusion for people in the U.S. that use the internet to obtain more information on osteopathic medicine.
     
  5. Gregory Gulick

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    My personal favorite has always been www.osteoequine.com

    Confused patient: "So I thought DO's just treated horses and you are telling me you are a heart surgeon?!"

    G.

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  6. drusso

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    Mr Ed goes to medical school?
     
  7. RBorhani

    RBorhani Emergency Physician
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    I am sure my canine osteopathic skills will come in handy next year in the ER. [​IMG]
    RB

    Does anyone have other sites like these to share with us. We should compile a list and send it to AOA.

     
  8. RBorhani

    RBorhani Emergency Physician
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    Here is one more: http://www.osteopathic.com.au/Website.html#Osteopathy - Some Common Questions Answered

    Do you think we should ban foreign (Non-US) osteopathic organizations from adding their links to the Osteopathic Ring (Which was started by SOMA, if I am not mistaken) ?
     
  9. Catherine

    Catherine Senior Member
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    You seem to be missing something here. There's a big difference b/ween an osteopath and an osteopathic physician.

    The US is the only country to have osteo physicians, and in many other places DO does not mean doctor it stands for diploma.

    All the sites you refer you are directed to osteopathy. As such, they're fine, and should stay on the osteo web ring.
     
  10. prefontaine

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    DOs have unlimited medical licenses in a # of countries, besides the US. However, the DOs must be alums from AOA schools and might have to meet GME requirements specific to that country.
     
  11. Paul's Boutique

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    Hi, Cathy! (wink wink!)
     
  12. Catherine

    Catherine Senior Member
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    Oh Paul, where have you been? It's been hell without you.

    "Paul's Boutique" ? What's behind the name? Are you a closet fashion junkie?
     

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