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Posted: 8/22/2005 7:49:12 AM EDT
Lately everytime I go to my doc in the box I get the DO instead of the MD. I asked the nurse and she said she didn't know what the difference was
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:50:50 AM EDT
Doctor of Osteopathy.

<---- Much prefers DO over MD.

In my experience, a DO will seek to heal the body, whereas MDs tend to treat the symptoms.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:51:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:52:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Doctor of Osteopathy.

<---- Much prefers DO over MD.

In my experience, a DO will seek to heal the body, whereas MDs tend to treat the symptoms.




It used to be that way, but lately there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of difference.
My primary Dr is a DO, and he's turned into just another scrip writer.........

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:01:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TexasSIG:

My primary Dr is a DO, and he's turned into just another scrip writer.........




Time to find another DO, my friend...
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:03:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By loonybin:

Originally Posted By TexasSIG:

My primary Dr is a DO, and he's turned into just another scrip writer.........




Time to find another DO, my friend...

+1

Your DO has turned to the dark side.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:06:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 8:56:01 AM EDT
I'll take the MD!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:14:48 AM EDT
Thanks guys!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:21:12 AM EDT
Follow-Up:

What do all the other initials mean after a doctor's name: FACS (?) and other things? Do these things really have meaning or is it like the TLA (Three-Letter Acronym) and ETLA (Extended Three-Letter Acronym)?
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:24:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:26:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
facs=member of the american college of surgeons, I don't know where the F comes from.



= "fellow" IIRC
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:33:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
facs=member of the american college of surgeons, I don't know where the F comes from.

AH. Thanks. So does this indicate that the subject physician performs surgery, or just that he pay a few hundred bucks a year to get a magazine and some extra initials on his lab coat?

<----- M.ASCE
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:47:41 AM EDT
Someone using FACS as a credential is a surgeon (or was - may not be practicing). Quoted from FACS.ORG


Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as "Fellows." The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.



Sam
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:53:31 AM EDT
DO, MD, whatever. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and they just hand out prescriptions.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:05:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 10:07:15 AM EDT by sleepdr]

Originally Posted By metroplex:
DO, MD, whatever. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and they just hand out prescriptions.



BS. But what do I know, I'm only an MD who's been in residency, med school, or grad school for the last 12 years. The only $ I have are those in my quarterly student loan interest statements, and pharmacists are a little quirky - they actually require prescriptions for some of those wasteful medications for blood pressure, antibiotics, insulin, etc.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 10:16:01 AM EDT
A DO is a doctor that couldnt get into MD school back in medical school. McM
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 4:26:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By metroplex:
DO, MD, whatever. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and they just hand out prescriptions.



me--ignorant you

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 4:27:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motorcityman:
A DO is a doctor that couldnt get into MD school back in medical school. McM



Since DO's must pass all the examinations of an MD they are equal in my mind.
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