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Osteopathic Physicians

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Approximately 96,954 osteopathic physicians are employed in the United States. Osteopaths can be found in virtually all medical specialties, however, according to the American Osteopathic Association, 56 percent of osteopaths practice in the primary care specialties of general practice, family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics/gynecology. More than one-third of all osteopaths go into private practice after completing their training. They also work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other health care settings. Many osteopaths serve the critical need for physicians in rural areas.

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