it means the doctor does not have the M.D.(Doctorate of Medicine) degree that most doctors have. that doctor has a Doctorate of Osteopathy instead. Osteopathy is a system and philosophy of health care that separated from traditional medical and it places emphasis on the musculoskeletal system, Osteopaths also believe strongly in the healing power of the body and do their best to facilitate that strength. During this century, the disciplines of osteopathy and typical medicine have been converging. Osteopathy shares many of the same goals as traditional medicine, but places greater emphasis on the relationship between the organs and the musculoskeletal system.