Resident Physicians – A resident physician has completed medical school and has the title of DO or MD. They are completing their training in a specialized area of medicine. They work together with other members of the health care team to diagnose and treat medical conditions, order diagnostic tests, write prescriptions and perform surgery (if applicable), under the direction of an attending physician.
Osteopathic Doctor (DO) – A DO is fully qualified just like a medical doctor (MD). They can diagnose and treat medical conditions, order diagnostic tests, write prescriptions and perform surgery (if applicable). They have earned a bachelor’s degree, completed four years of medical school, completed a three year, or more, residency program and obtained a license to practice medicine.
At Lawton Community Health Center, our team of medical professionals is made up of doctors and nurse practitioners. To understand the different credentials each one holds, read our Medical Staff Descriptions.