Definition of Medical Titles:
- MD - Doctorate of Medicine
A physician, medical practitioner or medical doctor is a person who practices medicine and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury.
- DO - Doctorate of Osteopathy
The Doctor of Osteopathy is a fully licensed physician with the additional training in Osteopathic palpatory diagnosis and manipulative therapy. The Doctor of Osteopathy prescribes drugs and is qualified to practice in all branches of medicine and surgery.
Osteopathic Physicians emphasize that all body systems operate in unison, and that disturbance in one system can alter the function of the other systems in the body.
- DPM - Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine
DPM’s diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
NP - Nurse Practitioner
PA - Physician's Assistant
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants provide physician support in seeing and treating patients both in the hospital and the ambulatory settings under the direction/supervision of the physicians.