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Re: define your terms shortelise

Posted by Penny on February 6, 2004, at 13:06:37

In reply to Re: define your terms, posted by shortelise on February 6, 2004, at 12:53:28

> Thanks Daisy. I thought it might mean primary physician, and that made NO sense. It means prescribing physician, which makes a whole lot more sense. Pdoc is much better than pp ... probably ...well, depending on the day...
> shorte

Actually, it's not 'prescribing physician' but 'psychiatric doctor'. As one could be receiving his/her prescriptions for psychiatric medications from their general practitioner (GP), but that wouldn't make the GP their pdoc.

Tho', when I told my pdoc that we referred to psychiatrists on the board as 'pdocs', he found it amusing, and followed with, "I thought a 'pdoc' was a urologist?" He has a goofy sense of humor at times. :-)




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