I recently finished reading "Osteopathic Medicine: A Reformation in Progress" and the authors noted an interesting possibility for the future of osteopathic medicine. We all know the two most common scenarios for the future of osteopathic medicine, namely, that it either merge with allopathic medicine or that it remain a distinct field. But what if the osteopathic field was limited to the role of primary care medicine while the allopathic field was limited to the role of specialty medicine? After all, how many DO surgeons, for example, incorporate the use of OMT (either directly or by referal) in their practice? Do the surgeons at osteopathic hospitals still refer an OMT specialist as part of post-op care like they used to once upon a time? Post your thoughts on this topic.