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Definition of D.O.

D.O.: Abbreviation for Doctor of Osteopathy, an osteopathic physician.

Osteopathy is a system of therapy founded in the 19th century based on the concept that the body can formulate its own remedies against diseases when the body is in a normal structural relationship, has a normal environment and enjoys good nutrition.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8393
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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