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An osteopathic physician (DO) is the clinical and legal equivalent of an allopathic physician (MD). Osteopathic physicians use manipulation, medication, or surgery to prevent or correct alterations in health.

A chiropractor is not a physician and cannot prescribe medications. They perform manipulations of the musculoskeletal system to prevent or correct alterations in health.

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