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A doctor is considered one of the most prestigious and respected careers, whether the person is a medical or dental doctor or a doctor in one of the sciences. There are a number of different abbreviations after a doctor's name, and while it's unlikely that you will know them all, some are better known than others. This guide to the letters that come after a doctor's title will help you determine whether you're getting the care and information that you seek from the appropriate professional.

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Abbreviations After a Doctor's Name

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Doctor Abbreviations

  • They might indicate the type of schooling or training they received so that they'd be qualified to specialize in a certain field. 
  • They can indicate professional associations to which they belong. 
  • They can also point out other kinds of education or designations tha...

  • AuD - Doctor of Audiology
  • DC - Doctor of Chiropractic
  • DDS - Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Dental Science
  • DMD - Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medical Dentistry
  • DO or OD - Doctor of Optometry, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • DPM - Doctor of P...

  • FAAEM - Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • FAAFP - Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • FACS - Fellow of the American Medical Association
  • FFR - Fellow Faculty of Radiologists
  • FRCPSC - Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians a...

  • DD - Doctor of Divinity
  • DEd or EdD - Doctor of Education
  • DPA - Doctor of Public Administration
  • DPH - Doctor of Public Health
  • DPhil or PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
  • FFPHM - Fellow Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • JD - Doctor of Jurisprudence

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