Alphabet Soup: What are all those letters?

Many professions require an extensive level of education, and medicine is certainly one of them. It can be confusing to see a string of extra letters after someone’s name. What does it all mean? And what does it mean to you, the patient? Physical Therapists today receive a similar base education and are all required to pass the same National licensure exam. But pathways towards this profession - and through it, once we are actually treating patients - are not always so clear. Firstly - what are all those letters? The letters after a clinician’s name primarily denote their profession. MD stands for Medical Doctor, DDS is a Doctor of Dental Science, DO is a Doctor of Osteopathy, DC is a Do

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