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View Poll Results: Do you call the docs you work with by their first name?
Yes, most of them. 14 29.17%
No, none of them. 10 20.83%
I do for some, for others I don't; it depends on the doc. 21 43.75%
I started using first names when I was asked to. 3 6.25%
I started using first names when I felt like it! 5 10.42%
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:51 PM
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Default I Just Call Them All "Doc"

I just call them all "doc". I'm sure that probably gets on their nerves as well. They probably think we don't know their names. I do but I don't know any of them on a personal basis well enough to call them by their given names.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:11 AM
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Cool What do I call the doctors here...

Pompous assholes, mostly. And yes, that is their first name!

Really, it depends on the relationship you have with a particular doctor. Some get first name treatment, the others don't deserve me calling them by their first name. They get the 'sir' instead. And any nurse knows, sir does not mean 'Sir'!

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:04 PM
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Interesting--We all call the doctors "Dr So-And-So."

How boring!!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by unsinkablemb View Post
Like the ER, the OR has a family feel among most surgeons and the staff (nurses and techs). It seems like people (surgeons and nurses) who have worked together for a long time are on a first name basis. They know all about each other's marriages, kids, etc.

I agree Unsinkablemb. having worked with the same surgeons for years... it is natural to be on first name terms, especially as I have watched them "grow up" in the theatre.

Surgeons today tend to be younger as Consultants than when I trained. I think the first qualification required to become a "mister" was to be over 50, grumpy and have God like tendancies !!

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Old 07-17-2008, 06:10 PM
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Default docs by first name

Why not? They call me by my first name. And, I am older than most of them.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:12 PM
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So happy to see someone that I know one here! (I am aka cdnurse on another link)
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:36 AM
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some doctors in our setting prefer to be called by their first names
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:21 PM
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That would really depend. I would ask the doc what name they would want them to be called. And poof, there goes their names. hahaha
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:01 PM
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I have been nursing a long time and in the early days a definate NO. Since later years it is more common where I come from and there seems to be more autonomy
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:03 PM
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I think it depends how long you have worked with them. Some Doctors still see Nurses as minions.
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