Maybe this should be in the 'Life' forum??...anyway I am curious what you all think of this article "When the Nurse Wants to be Called Doctor"
I've encountered nurses that were great, and abysmal MD's, and vice versa.
But when dealing with any health care professional, I personally want to know exactly what their qualifications are. Especially whether I'm dealing with a 1st year resident "Dr." or an attending with years of invaluable experience.
Ex. A rehab/pain management nurse once told me to break up and chew 10mg Oxycontin (????) luckily for me it was only 10 mg and when I was out of my post-surgery haze I read the pamphlet. The idea of her going back to school and calling herself a doctor scares me.
On the other hand, I've encountered some nurses and a lot of physical therapists that seemed to know more than some rehab MD's.