My Mom is a Doctor, My Dad is a Dad.

“My mom is a doctor, my dad is a Dad.” So stated one of our children in their autobiography assignment for school.  I kept reading, curious what would come next. “My dad usually stays home and cleans up, and takes care of the pets.” I thought for a moment.  “That’s very good, honey, but do … Read moreMy Mom is a Doctor, My Dad is a Dad.

The Doctor is In; The Mrs. is Out: forms of address toward female physicians.

My smile freezes on my face as my patient says to me, “I’m so glad you’re back – that I get to see Mrs. Lycette today!” He has been my patient for several years, and I am perplexed to hear him address me as “Mrs.” rather than “Doctor.”   At the same time, I really do … Read moreThe Doctor is In; The Mrs. is Out: forms of address toward female physicians.

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