Examples of midlevels engaging in the unethical (and in some cases illegal) practice of misrepresenting themselves as doctors. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) believes that a physician is an individual who has received a “Doctor of Medicine,” “Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine,” or an equivalent degree (eg, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery ‘MBBS’) following successful completion of a prescribed course of study from a school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine.
California DNP gets slammed with $20,000 fine for calling herself a "doctor"
Hopefully, this groundbreaking case against California DNP Sarah Erny will set a precedent nationwide for legislators and law enforcement to pursue, prosecute, and punish nurse practitioners and other midlevel providers who attempt to fraudulently represent themselves as doctors/physicians.
The Midlevel Paradoxes
Compiled from Reddit [https://www.reddit.com/r/Noctor/comments/mvnbj4/midlevel_paradoxes/] 1. The Duality of Practice Paradox NPs: “We can do everything that a doctor does. We can diagnose, prescribe, and treat. We practice medicine!” Also NPs: “Nooo, it wasn’t malpractice I swear! I wasn’t practicing
$200 for Sexual Bliss: "Doctor" Penny Lane / Eden Family Practice
It seems like with every new noctor we write about, the bar gets lower and lower. Today's feature, which comes from an anonymous tipster, is "Doctor" Penny Lane, of "Eden Family Practice" in Thorntown, Indiana. She offers "primary care to the entire family, from birth through end of life." Is
"Dr." Cheryl Winter, DCN, FNP-BC/APRN, RDN
Our next noctor by the name of Cheryl Winter certainly has no qualms about presenting herself as a doctor to potential patients. "Dr." is not only in her website's domain name, but also festooned across the website from the header to the footer. It's not until one digs into the
Words matter: Victory for anesthesiologists in New Hampshire
ASA Applauds New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Decision to Ban Nurses’ Use of Physician Term, AnesthesiologistThe American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today applauds the New Hampshire Supreme Court for upholding the New Hampshire Medical Board’s decision that health care professionals using the term “anesthesiologist” must be licensed physicians and
Get high with the Marijuana Doctor
This one had us chortling for a good while. The Marijuana Doctor? If you were hoping for an actual doctor, i.e. a physician, you're out of luck. Marijuana Doctor Nerfis Elminowski joins the ever-increasing ranks of Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree holders (ab)using their "doctorate" as justification
Nurse practitioner achieves peak capitalism
Note: It has come to our attention that as of 02/26/2021, the fastpsycharizona.com website has been taken down and replaced with a "Not Found" page. However, the site as it originally appeared is still viewable on archive.vn. Fast Psych Arizona...oh great, who doesn't like a
"Dr." Seth Osgood
GrassRoots Functional Medicine - VT, NH, TX, OR, FLDr. Seth Osgood treats the underlying causes of chronic disease at Functional Medicine clinics in New Hampshire, Vermont, Texas, Oregon, and Florida.GrassRoots Functional MedicineTyler T. With a spiffy sweater and a stethoscope around his neck, if you were a layperson checking
"Dr." Monica Roundtree
Another example of a NP "noctor", this time in Florida, taking full advantage of the state's recently-passed "full practice authority" statue. Just because you have a DNP doesn't mean that you can present yourself as a doctor to patients, a term that refers exclusively to medical doctors (who actually went