What Kind of Doctor is a do?

A D.O. is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. It is the first professional degree obtained by doctors who are basically trained to care for the whole body as opposed to only certain parts or specialties. The D.O. as well as the M.D are the only two degrees that allow the recipients to be a liscenced doctor. My own doctor is a D.O. and I’ve been seeing her for years.