The reason why I am considering D.O. over M.D. is because of the whole fact that I think the M.D.'s are too quick to push pills and go by facts and figures, than to consider the person's lifestyle and how that impacts his/her health. Here's a situation for you. My mother has high blood pressure.She just found out about it a few months ago, but we suspect she's had it awhile, but the doctor never told her. She's on a medication to control it.It works for awhile, then the dose has to be upped. The thing is, at home she monitors her B.P. and it's pretty good, but when she goes to the doctor, it's high.I believe it's just anxiety(she gets nervous when she has to get checked by the dr., but otherwise her B.P. is fine).She told the doctor the factthat it's fine at home, but he is too nervous to take a chance, so hejust ups her medication to be safe. The doctor is a good guy, but he's not much of a believer in holistic medicine. I am though, and I've gotten my mom into it too. What would a D.O. do in a situation like this? Take her anxiety into account and try to help her work on it to lower her B.P. I'd really like to know-would a D.O. do the same thing as an M.D. in this kind of situation?