American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

 

 Learn About Osteopathic Medicine

 
 

 Find a DO

 
 

 What is a DO?

 
DO treating patientDid you know that there are two types of physicians in the United States? DOs and MDs. Both are fully-qualified physicians licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery - but DOs bring something extra to the practice of medicine.

Find out about the DO difference
 

 What is Osteopathic Medicine?

 
DO treating patientOsteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing segments of health care in the country. Osteopathic physicians, or DOs, practice a "whole-person" approach to health care and receive special training in the musculoskeletal system.

Learn more about the complete care DOs provide
 

 About Your Health

 
DO treating patientNothing is more important than the health of your family. When it comes to staying informed about health topics and conditions, the AOA should be "your home for health." Our Health Conditions Library provides information and tips to help you stay healthy.

Browse the Health Conditions Library
 

 Becoming a DO

 
DO treating patientOsteopathic physicians are trained to look at the whole patient and integrate them into the health care process as a partner. Because of this whole-person approach to medicine, more than 60% of all DOs choose to practice in primary care.

Learn more about becoming a DO
 

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Meetings and Events
News and Publications
AOA Leadership and Policy
 

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Continuing Medical Education
Professional Development
 

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Raise Your Voice
Advocacy Efforts
 

 OMED 2014: Oct. 25-29 in Seattle

 

image6.jpgOMED is the must-attend event of the year for members of the osteopathic medical profession. Meet and connect with your peers, discover your strengths and reinvigorate your passion for medicine at the largest gathering of DOs in the world!

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 After-School Activities: Finding a Balance

 

Boy playing violinAfter-school activities are a great way for kids to explore sports, the arts and other hobbies, but it's also important to make sure your child doesn't feel overwhelmed by extracurriculars. These simple tips can help.

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