Martha Cecile’s Answer
Maria, as an allopathic medical school graduate in 1985, I have yet to see a respect problem between MDs and DOs. As an allopathic physician, I was taught to treat the "whole patient", too. I trained, and have worked, alongside osteopaths with no apparent difference in our approach. Interestingly, it is the patients who wants to have their symptoms treated (with no interference in how they live their lives!) And woe to those physicians who do not prescribe what the patient wants - ruination via social media is next (you can check out scholarly articles about this behavior on Google - haha!).