what does do after a doctors name mean
While many physicians have an MD (Medicinae Doctor - or Doctor of Medicine) degree, some have a DO which means Doctor of Osteopathy. The degrees are similar, but a DO has received extra training in the musculoskeletal system.
The letters D.O. that appear after a doctors name means, Doctor of Osteopathy. This means that this doctor is a bone doctor.
Doctors may get their degrees in two different categories. An MD, medical doctor, or a doctor of osteopathy, DO.