I spent an afternoon earlier this week with a DO to try to find out if osteopathy is the right thing for me or not. I came out of the afternoon ecstatic about the idea of me becoming a DO! The manipulations were incredible, the patients were so pleased with their care, the doctor was wonderful with the patients, and there was so much actual physical patient contact. I just wanted to let anyone who is skeptical about osteopathy know that they should definately spend some time with a DO. I think you find out very quickly whether you really want to (and should) pursue a DO degree.