DOs now practice medicine in all 50 states and Washington, DC, according to the latest Osteopathic Medical Profession (OMP) report, which also detailed how many DOs practice in each state.
The map above shows the number of actively practicing DOs in each state. California has 9,025 actively practicing DOs, which is 8.5% of the U.S. total and the most in any state. Pennsylvania has the second-highest amount with 8,874, accounting for 8.3% of the country’s total. Lists of the top 10 states with the most and fewest DOs are below:
States with the most actively practicing DOs
States with the fewest actively practicing DOs
The number of new DOs set a record in 2019, with nearly 7,000 new physicians graduating from osteopathic medical schools, bringing the total number of DOs to the highest number in history, at 121,006. The profession has grown 63% in the past decade and nearly 300% over the past three decades.
To learn more about who DOs are, where they practice, and how they help improve the lives of their patients, see the full OMP report.