Medical Doctors vs. Doctors of Osteopathy
In our area, some of the physicians are Doctors of Osteopathy rather than MDs. According to what I've read, Osteopaths practice a holistic sort of medicine, seeking to find and treat the cause of a symptom rather than simply masking it with a prescription drug. I'm for that 100%, but I wonder if all or most of them really practice this way.
Have you had any experience with DOs?
I ask this morning because my doctor referred me to a dermatologist to look at something on my nose, and I see that he's a DO. He's been in practice only a few years. A friend of mine, a nurse, previously recommended another dermatologist in the same office, an MD with a lot more experience. I'm wondering if I should make a switch.