Ask the Doctor: Credentials: MD vs. DO; When to Stop Pap Test; Antibiotics & Colon Cancer

Q: My doctor uses “DO” after his name, but my sister’s doctor uses “MD.” What is the difference? A: “DO” means doctor of osteopathy, while “MD” means medical doctor. Both types of doctors receive the standard medical training necessary to be a fully qualified physician. However, a DO is also trained in osteopathic medicine, which […]

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