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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an M.D. and a D.O.?
When one decides to be a doctor, there are actually two ways to achieve the title of doctor and practice medicine. One can become a medical doctor (M.D.) or a doctor of osteopathy (D.O.). Both licenses allow one to practice medicine and have equally rigorous training and testing. The difference between an M.D. and a D.O. lies primarily in philosophy of how to practice medicine.

In most cases, the four years of medical school are quite similar. However, the D.O. receives training in muscular and skeletal manipulation. A doctor who is a D.O. tends to evaluate a person's health in terms of viewing the body as a complex related network. Any disease affects the whole body. Although both D.O.'s and M.D.'s can and do specialize, the emphasis on D.O. training is in primary care. M.D. training places emphasis on advanced study of disease and pathology.

Some D.O.s practice osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), which means using various hands on techniques to the musculoskeletal system for diagnosis and treatment. This method may take slightly more time than that of the traditional medical diagnosis and treatment.

We are very pleased at Family Practice of Cadillac to be able to offer you both board certified M.D.s and D.O.s. We have both male and female physicians in a variety of age ranges so we are confident that you will be able to find a physician here who best fits your personal health needs and philosophy.


827 E. Division
Cadillac, MI 49601

Office Hours

Open 7 Days a Week
Same Day Appointments

Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - Noon

X-Ray Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm for Lunch

Lab Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm for Lunch

Telephone Directory

Appointments: (231) 775-9741
Billing: (231) 876-3410
Fax: (231) 775-9333


If you have an urgent medical problem after hours or on the weekend, you can reach the on-call physician by calling the answering service at (231) 775-9741. In case of an acute emergency, go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department at once.

News & Updates

August 13, 2018
Dr. Mutch announced that he will retire from the practice of medicine as of the end of2018. For more information go to the home screen.

February 01, 2018
Dr. Grace announces that he will be retiring from practice as of April 30, 2018. For more information please go to the home screen.