Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Audrey J. Milas, D.O.

Place of Birth: Ohio

Martial Status: Married


Undergraduate School: Ohio State University (B.A. Microbiology) Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy)

Internship: Grandview Hospital in Ohio

Residency: Doctor's Hospital in Ohio

Board Status: American Osteopathic Board of Pediatricians

Dr. Fran E. Sterling, D.O.

Place of Birth: New York

Martial Status: Married


Undergraduate School: Ohio State University (B.S. Zoology) Medical School: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathy)

Internship: Columbus Children's Hospital

Residency: Columbus Children's Hospital

Board StatusBoard  Certified  -American Board of Pediatrics

Dr. Carlos J. Cano, M.D.

Place of Birth:Cuba

Martial Status: Married


Undergraduate School: Loyola University (B.S. Biology, Pre Med)  Medical School: University of Illinois (Doctor of Medicine)

Internship: Lutheran General Hospital

Residency: Lutheran General Hospital

Board Status: Board  Certified  -American Board of Pediatrics


Cheif Resident in Pediatrics

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill. July, 1983 to June, 1984

Outstanding Pediatric Teaching Resident

June, 1984

Finalist for Alexander S. Rugae Award for Most Humanitarian Resident

June, 1984

Outstanding Pediatric Attending Physician

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois. June,1986

Languages: Spanish and English

Dr. Warren J. Smith, D.O.

Place of Birth: Florida

Martial Status: Married


Undergraduate School: Florida State University

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University

Residency: Largo Medical Center Hospital in Family Medicine

Board Status: Active - AOA (American Osteopathic Association)

What is a D.O.? What is a M.D.?

There are two types of complete physicians in the United States. One has an M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) degree, and the other has a D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine) degree. So what is the difference?


In the first place, lets define what we mean by "complete" physician. In general use of the term, a complete, fully trained and licensed physician has taken the prescribed amount of pre medical training, graduated from an undergraduate college, and received four years of training in medical school. The young physician then takes a year long internship in a hospital with an approved intern-training program. If he or she elects to enter any one of a number of medical specialties, the doctor engages in a further two to six year residency program. Whether one becomes a D.O. or an M.D., the route of complete medical training is basically the same. The difference is that the Osteopathic physician receives additional training in what the Ostepathic profession believes to be a most significant factor in comprehensive health care. More about that later.


D.O.'s and M.D.'s both utilize scienifically accepted methods of diagnosis and treatment, including the use of drugs and surgery. Educational requirements are the same, and in most instances, D.O.'s and M.D.'s are examined by the same state licensing board. In other words, most Boards of Examiners make the same or comparable licensing examination to M.D. and D.O. applicants. Osteopathic physicians are licensed to practice all phases of medicine in all 50 states of the Union.


Physicians and surgeons with a D.O. degree, do however, have an additional dimension to their training and practice, one not taught in medical schools giving M.D. degrees. The D.O. recognizes that the Musculoskeletal system (the muscles, bones, and joints) make up over 60% of body mass. He or she also recognizes that all body systems, including the musculoskeletal system, are interdependent, and a disturbance in one causes altered function in other systems of the body. This interrelationship of body systems is effected through the nervous and circulatory systems. The emphasis on the relationship between body structure and organic functioning gives a broader base for the treatment of the patient as a unit. These concepts require a thorough understanding of anatomy and the development of special skills in recognizing (diagnosing) and correcting (treating) structural problems through manipulative therapy along with all of the other more traditional forms of diagnosis and treatment to care effectively for patients and to relieve their distress.


--American Osteopathic Associations

  --adapted from an editorial by George W. Northup, D.O., AOA editor