MD or DO: What Is the Difference for Primary Care Physicians?



By CalBroker

Primary care physicians can be medical doctors (MDs) or doctors of osteopathy (DOs). While physicians with either DO or MD training can provide primary care, there are some differences in education, treatment philosophy, cost, and availability. Learn more about the differences between MD and DO physicians and how those differences affect doctor education and patient care in California. It’s essential that California health insurance professionals educate their clients on these differences, so that their clients can get the personalized help that they need.

What Is the Difference in Training Between an MD and a DO?