What does do Mean After a Doctors Name?

The letters D.O. after a doctor’s name means they are osteopathic doctors. Osteopathic doctors and medical doctors receive the same amount of training and must pass the same examinations to become a doctor. Osteopathic doctors focus more on the prevention of illnesses rather than treating symptoms with medication. Demographically, DO’s can be found more in rural and suburban areas than in large cities. You can find more information here: