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Question: Title Meanings


 ryjb - Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:46 pm

Hello-
I know this may seem foolish to ask this but I need to know.
What do the titles on the end of doctors names mean for example John Smith MD
What do these mean?

M.D.
D.O.
D.P.M.
D.D.S.
P.C.
Ph.D.
F.A.C.P.

THanks
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:52 am

User avatar Hi ryjb,
Certainly not foolish at all :)
MD (Medical Doctor/doctor's degree in medicine)
DO (Doctor of Osteopathy/doctors degree in osteopathy)
DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine)
DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
PC (?)
Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy)
FACP (Fellow of the American College of Physicians)
Sincerely,
Rntdj
 yohan - Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:46 pm

Hello. I have some similar questions. What, then, are the titles if a doctor specializes in oncology and pediatrics? thanks!

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