How do you refer to your Doc?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Dr. Last Name

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just call her by her last name. No title in front. I think its because thats how I refer to the doctors I work with (in surgery) so naturally I just refer to her as such.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Ugoob:  My delivering doctor will probably be Dr. Lastname but becuase I work with the doctor that is taking care of all my prenatal care, I refer to her as either her first name ot Dr. Lastname.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m most comfortable with Dr. Lastname although she did introduce herself to my husband as Firstname. My default is always Dr. Lastname. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2000

@Ugoob:  

My neurologist is Professor HisSurname (three syllables). It’s a mouthful, but I don’t have an issue with using that because it’s in respect of his decades of research, teaching, expertise. I’ve heard colleages go with Prof FirstSyllable. He seems the type that would be fine with patients going that route too.

(I’m on a drug study, so he’s actually my first point of contact for everything because even if it’s something small, it could be a drug-related occurance. That must be ruled out or properly dealt with from the very beginning.)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I call her by her first name, Val! Always have with all my doctors- maybe it’s a New Zealand thing?!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Dr. LastName.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have strong feelings on the etiquette of this matter…

I call strangers that I meet “Mr. or Ms. LastName” unless I have been specifically invited to call them otherwise. Same with all my teachers through college/grad. Given that, and the context in which you are seeing this person, I find it highly inappropriate to call your doctor “Dr. FirstName.” That is also coming from a doctor…

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dr Moy, that’s how she introduced herself. I’d refer to her in whichever way she preferred honestly. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I feel like the etiquette on this varies widely.  I’m a nurse and when I worked in the ER, i called the docs by their first names always.  Now I’m a manager in primary care and I call them Dr Lastname.

As far as when i’m a patient, i always call them Dr Lastname.   Dr Firstname reminds me of when I was a kid and our dr told us to call him Dr Dan

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Mine is Dr. Cacciatore like the Italian dish!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Ugoob:  Ha. I just call mine “Doctor” when I speak with her, as in “Thank you/Yes/No/Ouch, Doctor”. I only ever refer to her as Dr. Lastname when I make an appointment. Is that weird?

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