I think there is a lot of confusion on this board about titles. MDs do NOT own the physician title.
In fact, it has been legal for years for a chiropractor to call himself a "chiropractic physician"
Pharmacists, DPTs, and anybody else with a doctoral degree can also use the "physician" title.
In 20 years DNPs will be able to introduce themselves as a "nurse-physician" and it will be totally normal and acceptable.
Jul 5, '13
agree, NPs will be free to use their doctoral titles
Last edit by BlueDevil,DNP on Jul 5, '13
I'm hoping she meant Doctor. Otherwise you are totally wrong about the physician title.
I don't think she is a NP, I could be wrong but from reading her other posts.
Not much credibility.
Last edit by nomadcrna on Jul 6, '13