Dr. Vinson DiSanto, Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, presently practices as Medical Director of Spectrum Services in Miami. Over the course of his career, he has garnered a number of awards, including the Outstanding Resident Assistant recognition from Widener University, the Golden Heart Award from Phoenix General Hospital, and the Sustained Superior Performance Award from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which he served as Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director of the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta from 1993 to 1997.
Similar to allopathic medical professionals (known widely as MDs), osteopathic doctors undergo at least four years of training and many go on to specialize in a particular field. However, osteopathic professionals differ from allopathic professionals in that they pursue additional study in the musculoskeletal system as well as manual medicine. Furthermore, osteopaths emphasize whole patient healing, meaning many DOs (doctors of osteopathic medicine) take into account more than just one system or organ when determining health quality.
States license DOs in much the same way as they do MDs. Moreover, DOs who specialize may receive board certification by finishing a residency and passing examinations.