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The D.O. Difference

As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Dr. Bunten brings something extra to medicine. Like all state licensed doctors, he has a four-year undergraduate degree with an emphasis on science, four years of basic medical education, and a post-medical school area of specialty.

Dr. Bunten’s education goes beyond the M.D. to include extra training in the musculoskeletal system of nerves, muscles and bones. This gives him a better understanding of how an injury or illness in one part of the body can affect another part of the body. As a result, he has a therapeutic and diagnostic advantage.

“As a D.O., I look at the total person and focus on finding the root cause of a health problem, rather than just treating symptoms. I am also a big advocate of living a healthy lifestyle and getting regular physical screenings. My number one goal is to keep patients healthy throughout their lives.” - Dr. Bunten


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