National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is intended to raise awareness of the osteopathic medical profession and the distinctive care that Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) provide.
What is a DO?
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are physicians who practice health care differently. They are trained to look beyond symptoms and take time to get to know the whole person. DOs focus on prevention and use a holistic, empathic approach to medicine.
The osteopathic medical profession is one of the fastest growing segments in health care today, experiencing 25% growth every five years.
- There are now more than 110,000 practicing DOs in the United States.
- More than 55% of DOs in active practice are trained in a primary care specialty.
- One of every four U.S. medical students is enrolled in an osteopathic medical school.
(Source: the American Osteopathic Association
). Wapiti Medical Staffing celebrates DOs and the unique perspective they bring to the medical community!