Chapter 1: Understanding Your Health and Wellness | Reading and Writing Practice

Read the passage below and then answer the following questions.

A person’s regular doctor (pediatrician or primary care physician) provides primary care, which consists of routine checkups, screenings, treatments, prescriptions, and health promotion and prevention services. The doctor of medicine (MD) and the osteopathic doctor (DO) are two types of physicians. In the United States, the DO and MD both practice the full scope of medicine, including diagnosis, prescription, and medical treatment.


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