Andrew Taylor Still, founder of Osteopathic Medicine
One out of every four graduating physicians in the United States is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and holds the initials DO after their name. Like their counterparts with a more traditional MD degree, Osteopathic physicians complete postgraduate training in the speciality of their choice. DO physicians are licensed in all 50 US states and have rights and responsibilities identical to a physician who completed education in an allopathic (MD) training program.
Osteopathic Medicine got its start in 1892 when Andrew Taylor Still MD, DO founded the American School of Osteopathy (now called the A.T. Still University school of Osteopathic Medicine. By the mid-20th century, Osteopathic medicine had moved closer to mainstream medicine, and in the 21st century the two systems of medical education are extremely similar, with the exception that all Osteopathic Medical physicians are taught Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques (OMT), which they can use in their medical practices as they see fit after graduation.
Dr. Brevig makes OMT treatments avilable to all his enrolled patients in clinic for a fee of only 7.00 per visit.