Doctors of Osteopathy

What kind of Doctor is a DO?

A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed doctor who has attended and graduated from a U.S. osteopathic medical school. A doctor of medicine (M.D.) has attended and graduated from a conventional (allopathic) medical school.

The major difference between osteopathic and allopathic doctors is that some osteopathic doctors provide manual medicine therapies, such as spinal manipulation or massage therapy, as part of their treatment.

After medical school, both M.D.s and D.O.s must complete residency training in their chosen specialties. They must also pass the same licensing examination before they can treat people and prescribe medications. – From The Mayo Clinic

The Family Health Centers is proud to have two Doctors of Osteopathy on our Medical Staff, Dr. Brandan Adcock in Hominy Valley and Dr. Bailey Balentine at our Arden office. If you are interested in seeing a Doctor of Osteopathy, please talk with our Scheduling Department at (828) 258-8681, Option 1.