About D.O.’s

If you’re like most people, you’ve been going to a doctor ever since you were born and perhaps not aware whether you were seeing a D.O. (Osteopathic Physician) or an M.D. (Allopathic Physician). You may not even be aware that there are these two types of complete spine physicians in the New Jersey. The fact is, both D.O.’s and M.D.’s are complete physicians. They are both licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medication in all 50 states. Is there any difference between these two kinds of a doctor? Yes and No. How are D.O.’s and M.D’s alike Applicants to both D.O. and M.D. colleges typically have a four-year undergraduate degree with an emphasis on science courses. Both D.O.’s and M.D.’s complete four years of basic medical education. After medical school both D.O.’s and M.D.’s can choose to practice in a specialty area of medicine such as psychiatry, surgery, or obstetrics…