if you had a serious medical problem would you go to a m.d. or an d.o.?(not starting a war with d.o.s some of my best friends are d.o.'s and my gp is a d.o.) i feel that most educated people will go to the m.d.. now let's say you, an educated person has glaucoma would you go to an optometrist or a glaucoma specialist ?( i manage glaucoma but some of my educated pts feel more comfortable with an md, my clinic pts dont care) my point is many ods feel that they are going to make a living txing dz. 1. most pts dont have dz.and 2. many patients feel more comfortable with an md. CHOOSE YOUR PATH CAREFULLY.