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MD or DO

What is the difference between an MD and a DO?

Doctors of medicine (MDs/sometimes called allopathic physicians) are the main branch of the medical profession, educated at accredited medical schools in this country or in other countries. They generally receive additional training as residents, pass national medical examinations, and are licensed to practice medicine by the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) constitute about a 100-year old branch of the medical profession, educated at accredited osteopathic schools. They receive additional training as interns and as residents and pass their own national examinations, and are licensed by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners for the same scope of practice as MDs, although many DOs also perform bone manipulation.

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New Jersey Drug Card


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Physician Complaints

How do I file a complaint against a physician?

MSNJ only accepts complaints against physicians who are members of our organization. If the physician is a member of MSNJ, the County Medical Society's Judicial Council may be able to help resolve your issue. Please contact the Executive Director of the County Medical Society for assistance.

Prior Authorization

Project Medicine Drop

Project Medicine Drop is intended to raise awareness of the prescription painkiller abuse problem in New Jersey and the proper disposal of these medications. See drop box locations here. Please post the appropriate flyer in your office.

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