With few MDs practicing in rural areas, a different type of doctor is filling the gap


Osteopathic physician Kevin de Regnier of Winterset, Iowa, checks Chris Bourne, who came in for an adjustment of his anxiety medication on May 9, 2023.

The number of doctors of osteopathy is surging, and more than half of them practice in primary care, including in rural areas hit hard by doctor shortages.

(Image credit: Tony Leys/KFF Health News)

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