8 responses

  1. chris
    July 25, 2010

    OD is doctor of optometry! DO is doctor of osteopathy!


    • Geoffrey
      November 9, 2015

      Actually, it stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. The degree Doctor of Osteopathy hasn’t been offered in the U.S. for decades.


  2. A
    August 1, 2012

    Osteopathy schools and Osteopathic schools of medicine are not the same thing.


  3. Geoffrey
    November 9, 2015

    This article has numerous errors. OD stands for Doctor of Optometry. The abbreviation for a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine is DO, not OD. Furthermore, a Doctor of Osteopathy, per updated nomenclature guidelines for the last few decades, is not what is being described on this page. Doctors of Osteopathy are non-physician osteopaths trained outside of the U.S. Lastly, the abbreviation MD stands for Doctor of Medicine, not medical doctor (common mistake).


  4. Kathy Powe
    February 15, 2017

    After reviewing your info on the different of an MD and OD I am able to understand the way they handle my illnesses


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    September 5, 2019

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  6. Edgar
    September 14, 2020

    Couple years ago, I got stem cell treatment for OAS on my right knee, the doctors on this clinic are ODs. I can say, at this point, the treatment is working out successfully.


  7. Nestor A. Ramirez
    November 20, 2020

    Mistaken assumptions, colossal ignorance and monumental lack of understanding the issue.
    DO and OD are NOT the same.
    DO’s are physicians recognized as doctors in all 50 states, with licensing, post-graduate training and specialization just like MD’s.
    The basic difference is that DO’s can do manipulations as art of their treatment, which MD’s do not do.
    OD’s, Optometry doctors, do not perform surgery, they are basically in charge of medical illnesses of the eye and diagnosis and treatment of refraction errors.


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