Richard A. Feely, D.O. FAAO, FCA, FAAMA
What is an Osteopath?
Learn the difference between DOs, MDs, and DCs.
|Undergraduate Training Required||4 years||4 years||4 years|
|Postgraduate Training Required||5-8 years||5-8 years||3-4 years|
|Hospital Residency Required||Yes||Yes||No|
|Able to Prescribe Drugs||Yes||Yes||No|
|Able to Perform Surgery||Yes||Yes||No|
|Training in Bodily Manipulation||Receives 300-500 hours extensive training in bodily manipulation including cranial, extremity, spinal joints, and connective tissue||Receives no formal training in manipulation, spinal or otherwise||Receive up to 600 hours in the use of spinal manipulation|
|Founders||A.T. Still, physician whose philosophy is a “whole person” approach and whose emphasis was on disease prevention as well as cure. A.T. Still was an American original.||German trained physicians who viewed the body as being comprised primaily of parts and who emphasized treating symptoms through drugs and surgery.||D. D. Palmer who felt that spinal manipulation could effectively address 95% of all illness. Briefly studied with A. T. Still, then developed his own techniques.|
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