os·​te·​o·​path | \ ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio) \

Definition of osteopath

: a practitioner of osteopathy

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State law spells out which people are obligated to report: Physicians, physician’s assistants, optometrists, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, behavioral-health professionals, nurses, psychologists, counselors or social workers. The Republic | azcentral.com, "Understand the system | For these people, reporting child abuse is mandatory," 12 Apr. 2018 Neither did a consultation the following month with an osteopath who specializes in gait disorders. Sandra G. Boodman, Washington Post, "One day, a serious athlete couldn’t walk straight. Doctors were stumped.," 6 Mar. 2018 Neither did a consultation the following month with an osteopath, a doctor who specializes in gait disorders. Sandra G. Boodman, chicagotribune.com, "Medical mystery: Suddenly, she couldn't walk straight," 21 Feb. 2018 Instead, a doctor, osteopath, dentist, advanced registered nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant have to make that declaration. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SafeCare Docs aims to bring clarity into murky auto injury process," 7 Oct. 2017 Larry Nassar spent nearly 30 years as an osteopath with the USA Gymnastics program and is now in prison in Michigan after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Will Graves, The Seattle Times, "Raisman: scandal marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change," 19 Aug. 2017 In Michigan, Larry Nassar — who spent nearly 30 years working as an osteopath for USA Gymnastics’ elite athletes — sat in prison after pleading guilty to three child pornography charges. Washington Post, "Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change," 17 Aug. 2017 Earlier this year, Emily needed to visit her osteopath in Delaware to check her hips. Andy Kopsa, Cosmopolitan, "What It's Like to Raise a Child With a Terminal Illness in America," 1 Aug. 2017 Both osteopaths and M.D.s are licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Bill Hanna, star-telegram.com, "M.D. degree hurdle for UNT Health Science Center quietly cleared in Legislature," 16 June 2017

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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os·​teo·​path | \ ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio) \

Medical Definition of osteopath

: a practitioner of osteopathy

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