MD vs DO: What’s the difference & which is better?

Hey guys! Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between an MD and a DO? Is one better than the other? In today’s video, I’m going to shed some light on this subject and give you some useful tips on how to select a doctor that’s right for you. Don’t forget to subscribe for new videos every Sunday ▶

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  1. Pristine Bagel on December 16, 2020 at 10:47 pm

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  2. Dino! on December 16, 2020 at 10:47 pm

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  3. A Local Student on December 16, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    1:10 what is difference between DO doing that and Chiropractor doing that?? I just don’t know what the difference is. Many MD doctors says what chiropractors do isn’t real science. But I’m shocked that DO crack bones too?

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  5. Orea Ali on December 16, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    What about Naturopathic Doctor? I recently found out about ND. Would like to hear your thoughts on that.

  6. Gilli Fish on December 16, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Why do I feel like I’m watching your school presentation? ❤️ love your videos! Haha.

  7. adolfo on December 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Thumb nail gives me adverting vibes

  8. Resha Latip on December 16, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    please make video of what you thought of dr. adam and dr.farrah issue

  9. Lalalalala! on December 16, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    And to think this whole time I thought DO was just an EXO member lol

  10. Leon Miramontes on December 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    what is this?…this is just entertainment right?.. surely we are not to take this cat seriously …right..?

  11. Jeddy Bear on December 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    I absolutely love my osteopath and manipulations.

  12. Daniel Oz on December 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Osteopathy is a pseudoscience. The U.S. is the only country in the world where people can get a real medical degree but also be accredited as osteopaths. Everywhere else in the world, osteopathy is rightfully recognized as woo.

  13. Midori Sangatsu on December 16, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    My current DO doesn’t practice OMT. So sad because my last one did and it was a total life saver

  14. Kyla Fuller on December 16, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    I ended up here bc I noticed that both my hand surgeon and obgyn sign their names with a do. Wasn’t sure if it mattered but it did spark my interest.

  15. Anthony Pena on December 16, 2020 at 10:59 pm


    MD: Doctor
    DO: Doctor

  16. Isida on December 16, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    You missed a few more differences:
    1)D.O earn less than M.D
    2)It takes 1 year extra to become a D.O than M.D
    3)D.O have 1 year compulsory internship after finishing D.O school which the M.D doesn’t need.
    4)D.O doesn’t match residency in top specialities like (Ortho, Plastic & Dermatology)
    Cheers ✌️

  17. jstrahan2 on December 16, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    MDs are better.

  18. Jason Lu on December 16, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    I want to do a DO program, but have practically zero medical background. I have completed my bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for mathematics, but now I’m thinking of doing a complete 180 and start over.

  19. 62987m on December 16, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Idol to i-doll

  20. Stephanie Mikhail on December 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    The lavender clinic was founded by a DO and very much wants to hire another now.

  21. Diya Patel on December 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    So from the thumbnail MDs have better huge biceps than DOs, and the DO looks more cute and approachable? I want a DO!

  22. Jonatan Bogren on December 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    I respect this doc

  23. Blanca Arauz on December 16, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    What does an APN mean?

  24. Markus Bingo on December 16, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    He answered that well , and I’m going to a Do med school

  25. Nguyên Trần on December 16, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    *Looking at the thumbnail*
    I don’t know, they looks good to me

  26. Kateryna Zaytseva on December 16, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Wow, what he says about European countries is true. I live in Spain and for us "Osteopath" is not a real doctor, so it can lead to misundertandings.

  27. Mahlodi Kekana on December 16, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    I just recently came across Dr. Mike’s channels, and only got to know of D.Os after watching. The content is always accurate and easy to understand. Great work
    On the video, you mentioned how osteopaths differ from D.Os… Are there any differences between Chiropractors and D.Os?

  28. Crystal Morales on December 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Is choking a part of a DOs job? I just want Dr. Mike to choke me….

  29. Srinivas K. on December 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Why not simply combine the two and make osteopathy a board certification?

  30. Cantetinza17 on December 16, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Dr. Mike: CRACK "How do you feel"?
    Me: " Wonderful, please do it again"!
    His hands look so soft

  31. Nick Sokol on December 16, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    This video should be called: why DO is not worse then MD

  32. Natalie Camargo on December 16, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    So its easier to get into DO schools thats why he picked it

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  34. Brucey Lee on December 16, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I believe the DOs that choose to go to DO school for its philosophy and genuine affinity for the field of osteopathy make great doctors, especially if they specialized in OMM or PM&R/sports medicine.

    The ones that go to DO because they cannot get into MD are not that good…..

    Overall MD>DO

  35. Lu _ on December 16, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this video. As European I had no idea that in the United States osteopaths were actual doctors, since in my country (Spain) they certainly are not. Now I feel like it’s really unfair that D.O.s aren’t allowed to practice medicine in Spain, they could perfectly pass the validation exam.
    Now I can explain my friends the difference betwen an European osteopath and an American Doctor in Osteopathic Medicine.

  36. Danielle-Shane Aquino on December 16, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    This is pretty similar to PTs and OTs, except we’re ensuring the distinction between the two fields unlike the potentially merging MDs and DOs

  37. Xzavier on December 16, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Based on the thumbnail, MD lifts weights and DO doesn’t.

  38. Abby Huntley on December 16, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    What is the difference between OMT and chiropractics?

  39. Bianca Hotca on December 16, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    And you are? Who’s the chick?

  40. Izzy Pfützenreuter on December 16, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    I just find osteopathic bullshit to be time consuming, more high maintenance, and require more sessions. For me, time is the most valuable resource, and making frequent appointments that would fit in my schedulr is a deal breaker. Either give me the meds or perform surgery. I don’t trust people toucbing my person either.

  41. Amna Khan on December 16, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Wait isn’t a DO a doctor of physiotherapy?

  42. NATIDIVA247 on December 16, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Is a DO the same as a Chiropractor?

  43. KitsuneHikaru - on December 16, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    I mean, I get that the title are different but some of these are really equivalent to med degree around the world; MD, DO, MS, MBBS, MBChB, BMBS, MBBCh, etc. They’re called differently coz of what the uni or country registered them as. US use MBBS for undergrad but other countries have MBBS equivalent to MD etc. It’s really just uni registration, nothing else.

    I’m MD myself and worked along DO, MBBS and MBBCh but nothing between us are different. I don’t think our interactions with patients are different either. We MDs quite literally treat patients as humans too.

  44. Mama Kits Studio on December 16, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    That neck cracking was sexy AF.

  45. Olivia Pacheco on December 16, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Can you please do a video discussing your thoughts on chiropractic care/adjustments?

  46. Anna Bea on December 16, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    I’ve always heard doctors saying that it is not a good idea to crack the neck like that because it can cause a stroke

  47. tay Ya on December 16, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Bravo mike

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