Most Kentuckians understand that Physicians are the most well-educated and
trained health care professionals. They receive more than 11,000 hours of
education and training before they can practice medicine without supervision.
That commitment to our health is the reason we call them our "doctors."
What is the benefit of all this MD & DO
The human body is incredibly complex, and there are millions of
potential health problems that can arise.
Because their depth of knowledge is so much deeper, physicians are trained
to deal with rare or severe medical issues, potential complications, and
dangerous drug interactions.
Better Diagnosis - Their vast
experience makes them better equipped to diagnose the full extent of unusual
injuries and diseases. Recognizing symptoms, and making an accurate diagnosis,
can save you a great deal of time, money and physical discomfort.
Safer Surgeries - Even
simple operations hold the potential for serious complications. Having an
experienced physician on hand can help prevent these complications from becoming
dangerous or even life-threatening.
More Effective Medications -
Thousands of prescription drugs have improved the lives of many. But
prescriptions taken in the wrong combination, given in excessive doses, or
prescribed for the wrong illnesses can be deadly. Physicians have a background
in biochemistry that can make medications safer and more effective.
Do Physicians and Non-Medical Doctors ever
Yes. Hospitals and private practices may offer health care teams, with
physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others providing quality basic
care. Having a physician leading your team guarantees you will get the level of
care and expertise you deserve.