Traditional Medicine is health care delivered by Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy. It is concerned with restoring and maintaining health and wellness. Generally, it is the practical science of preventing and curing disease by physicians and surgeons. The practice of medicine utilizes sophisticated diagnostic laboratory and imaging studies to arrive at evidence based diagnosis. Then the treatment may consist of medication, surgery, or life-style modification to aid the body in returning to a healthy state.
Medical Doctors, M.D.s, and Doctors of Osteopathy, D.O.s, are alike in many ways. Both are fully accredited and licensed physicians. D.O.s, practice a "whole person" approach to medicine. Instead of just treating specific symptoms or illnesses, they regard your body as an integrated whole, and they focus on preventative health care. D.O.s also receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system - your body's interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones that make up two-thirds of your body mass.
D.O.s, however belong to a seperate yet equal branch of American medical care. It is the ways that D.O.s and M.D.s are different that can bring an extra dimension to your family's health care.
Today osteopathic physicians continue to be on the cutting edge of medicine. D.O.s are able to combine today's medical technology with their ears to listen caringly to their patients, with their eyes to see their patients as whole persons, and with their hands to diagnose and treat injury and illness.
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