Osteopathic medicine in the United States

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    esse Hatgis, DO In the United States, there are two kinds of complete physicians. These physicians are osteopathic physicians and medical physicians. If you are like the majority of people, you have received treatment from physicians your entire life without the knowledge that some of them were most likely osteopathic physicians. Osteopathic physicians and medical physicians work together to enhance the health care industry in the United States. The Difference Physicians who hold a Doctor of Medicine Degree are referred to as MDs; whereas, osteopathic physicians hold a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree and are referred to as DOs. The Similarities 1. Generally, students that enter MD and DO medical schools have already received a four-year…

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    Walt Disney World seems like an odd place to find an aspiring doctor. All of my fellow College Program interns were performers or business majors. When I told people what I was studying, they always had the same question: "What are you doing here?" My shadowing and prior experience with medicine during college convinced me that the most important skill physicians could have was the ability to relate to their patients with compassion and empathy. In pursuit of the ability to connect with people,…

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    When I was younger I never knew the wealth of possibilities that came alongside a D.O. degree, and my interest in Osteopathic Medicine was firmly solidified with my interaction with countless Osteopathic physicians while working at Baptist Hospital of Miami as a ED physician scribe. Having worked with both DO and MD physicians I can say, with certainty, that the way in which DO physicians, in particular, Dr. Alexa Viloria, a Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni,…

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    The core principals of osteopathic medicine have resonated with me since the first time I read up on the subject. To me the holistic approach of osteopathic medicine makes the most sense because the body is a complex network of systems that continually regulates one another interdependently; that being said I feel it is important to take into account all the factors that cause certain symptoms. It is not beneficial to patients if physicians just treat the symptoms presented, it is my opinion…

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    On June 22nd 1874 Dr Andrew Taylor Still, revealed Osteopathy to the world. (Walter, G. W. (1993) Osteopathy has progressed along and developed greatly since it was first revealed to the world those many years ago. Many of the traditional practices still have relevance and continue to influence how we approach and treat using osteopathic practices today. Osteopathy is accepted as an allied health, with a combination of traditional and modern scientific philosophies. ‘‘Osteopathy has been…

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    experiences where I have faced an entirely new roster of teammates. In certain instances, this has caused a lack of fluidity and success. As a future medical student, I tend to view campuses in terms of a new team. While learning more about University of New England College of Medicine, I immediately felt a sense of community, as well as companionship between students, faculty, and surrounding area. In pursuit of upholding the college’s mission, there is a steadfast goal to serve the community,…

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    Traditionally, what is thought to separate an osteopathic education from its’ allopathic counterpart is the emphasis on holistic healing. Rather than viewing patients as a set of symptoms, isolated to one particular organ or system, D.O.’s recognize the interconnected nature of the human body. While it can be argued that allopathic schools endorse this same doctrine, such practices are truly foundational to osteopathic medicine and therefore an integral component of patient care. This tendency…

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    the type of medical school they attended. In the United States, there are two types of medical schools that medical doctors attend: allopathic and osteopathic. Allopathic medical school’s train doctors to approach the problem head on with diagnosis and treatment. Osteopathic medical school’s train doctors to see the problem with a whole picture view, not…

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    Successful Osteopathician

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    I am familiar with the unglamorous and often obstacle-ridden path to becoming a doctor, because I witnessed firsthand the struggle that my parents faced to regain their certification as doctors in the United States. However, what ultimately makes me want to become an osteopathic physician is what I observed from all the osteopathic physicians that I shadowed and talked to. I believe that successful osteopathic physician must be personable, passionate, patient centered, and most importantly, a…

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    There are many different mental illnesses, and multiple different ways to treat them. Some of the well known treatments of mental illnesses are therapy, and an abundance of different prescription drugs. An alternative way to treat certain mental illnesses could be Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is defined as “treatment which assists the body with pain minimisation, reduced stress and greater mobility providing the body with the opportunity to heal itself.”…

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