Re: A simple question for the Calif. Chiro Board

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by V., Jun 14, 2004.

  1. V.

    V. Guest

    "Coleah" <> wrote in message
    > So Todd is saying that he is an unlicensed doctor?
    > But uses Dr. in his signature line?


    FWIW, if you have earned a doctorate (such as an M.D., PhD, etc) you can
    call yourself Dr. This is independent of whether or not you are licensed to
    practice any type of medicine. So, Todd could have earned an M.D. or Doctor
    of Chiropractic degree, giving himself the right to be called "Dr.
    Gastaldo". He may then have chosen not to be licensed to practice, lost his
    license, or not renewed it. He would not be allowed to practice legally,
    but could still use the Dr. honorific. Technically, "Dr. Laura", the radio
    host can be called Dr. because she has a Doctorate in Physiology (not
    psychology or psychiatry like you'd assume from the nature of her show).

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