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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:20 AM

found a psychiatrist that is a D.O.

Last edited Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:55 PM - Edit history (1)

In St Paul,

I was looking for a more holistic psychiatrist. She got her D.O. in Chicago.

Any thoughts of a D.O. doing psych ?

she also has a separate side business of acupuncture in a separate office that isn't covered by insurance

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Reply found a psychiatrist that is a D.O. (Original post)
annm4peace Jan 2013 OP
libodem Jan 2013 #1
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
2theleft Jan 2013 #3
Glaug-Eldare Jan 2013 #4
hunter Jan 2013 #5

Response to annm4peace (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:23 AM

1. Sounds very holistic

I like that approach.

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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:01 AM

3. My bff's son is almost a full-fledged DO

Doing his residency. I didn't even know what a DO was until he started that program. I've been VERY impressed with him and his knowledge on the total body vs. treating the specific issue. I bounce EVERYTHING my doc tells me off of him with some issues I've been having lately.

I would suspect that a DO in psych would be just as thorough. Probably not so much a "push the meds" approach, but more comprehensive if I had to guess.

Good luck. I hope the relationship works well for you. Keep us updated on it. I'm very interested in the differences with a DO.

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Response to 2theleft (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:33 AM

4. What, uh...what is a DO?

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Response to Glaug-Eldare (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 07:41 PM

5. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, pretty close to a Medical Doctor in the USA these days.

More than a hundred years ago, in the bad old days of medicine when medical science was sketchy at best, Doctors of Osteopathy were the bone-and-structure guys while Medical Doctors were the classical Hippocratic Four Humors guys.

The introduction of the scientific method to both sorts of medical practice resulted in a convergence in training. Both schools of medicine now have equivalent training solidly grounded in the sciences.

Traditionally Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine tend to be more open to so-called alternative medicines. It's not sure thing however. There are DOs who will roll their eyes when you tell them you'd like to try some herbal medicine, just as there are MDs who will suggest appropriate herbal medicines for their patients who want to try that.

D.O.s are shut out of some specialist medical fields but this has more to do with history and politics, not the rigor of their training. D.O.s are fully licensed to practice medicine in all fifty states.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Osteopathic_Association

My doctor is a D.O.


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