Doctor of Medicine

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Doctor of Medicine

In Britain, a person who, having obtained a basic, registrable medical qualification (Bachelor of Medicine), proceeds to further studies, research, thesis production and examination for the diploma of MD. This is equivalent to the PhD in other disciplines. In USA the basic qualification is Doctor of Medicine (MD), equivalent to Bachelor of Medicine in Britain.

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Q. I don’t know why doctor stopped the medicine and referred a psychiatrist. My sister is bipolar manic depression and we are taking her for her psychotherapy sessions from past 1 month. We have not found any change as of now. I don’t know why doctor stopped the medicine and referred a psychiatrist. We have to meet our doctor again after 2 months, but I wanted to know before meeting him that would this be of any help without any medicines.

A. Perhaps the GP stopped medications and referred your sister to a psychiatrist so that the psychiatrist can give her new medications. Sometimes it is better for a psychiatrist to percsribe medications because they know more about the illness and the effective treatments. If the medications your GP perscribed were not working perhaps he/she thought it better to hand the case over to a psychiatrist. Try to be patient through this process I know it is frusterating. Be there for your sister and be patient with her and her symptoms, in time it will get better. Keep faith.

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One survey showed that only about 15 percent of the population knew what a doctor of osteopathy was.
Bryant earned his doctor of osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.
I wanted to get paid," says Martin, who earned his doctor of osteopathy degree in Texas and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado.
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Shealy believes, since "no one person can learn and integrate all the facts." Instead, he predicts, we will have health teams which would comprise at a minimum a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy, a nurse, a physical therapist and a psychotherapist, all working with the patient who would also be recognized as part of the healing team.

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