Frequently Asked Questions
What is a DO?
Dr. Brogan and Dr. Luciani both have degrees in Osteopathic Medicine (DO). MD’s receive their degree in Allopathic Medicine. Students entering both DO and MD medical colleges both attend undergraduate college, typically completing a four year degree with an emphasis on scientific courses. Both DO’s and MD’s complete four years of medical school, as well as completing graduate medical education through internships, residencies, and fellowships. This training lasts 3 to 8 years, and prepares DO’s and MD’s for their specialty of choice. Some of these specialties include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Cardiology. DO’s and MD’s must both pass comparable board examinations to obtain state licenses to practice medicine. Both entities practice in accredited and licensed health care facilities. Together, DO’s and MD’s enhance the state of health care available in the U.S.