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What is a "Doctor?"

As a society, we have made the word "doctor" a catch-all term. But what IS a doctor...really?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, by definition, a doctor is"a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (such as a PhD) conferred by a university."

Although this definition is clear, many people still believe the word "doctor" only refers to physicians. But did you know that nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, therapists, dentists, veterinarians, and researchers can also be doctors?? As a society, we use the term to define a single profession when in actuality it is an educational degree that was obtained. Check out the photo below! It is a great visual representation to help depict what I just explained.

Did you know that pharmacists, like Jason at Meds & Moore Pharmacy, are doctors? He has a PharmD - he is a doctor of pharmacy! For your convenience, Meds & Moore Pharmacy is located in the same building as My Local Clinic Home ... talk about convenience!

I hope this has helped clear the air of a common misconception and possibly even some confusion. Now when someone refers to a "doctor," you will fully understand it's true meaning and give credit where credit is due to all professionals who have worked hard to earn their doctorate degree!

At My Local Clinic Home, you can schedule an appointment, walk-in, or have a virtual visit with Leah, our Master's Degree prepared Nurse Practitioner. Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses with formal training and clinic experience in assessing, diagnosing, managing, and treating acute disease processes as well as chronic illnesses. At My Local Clinic Home, we are 100% ready to help you maintain a happy and healthy YOU!

We are currently accepting new patients and offer a variety of services, including walk-in visits and virtual care! My Local Clinic Home is located in Moore at 1280 N. Eastern Avenue in Suite F. If you are coming from Oklahoma City, Norman, Noble, Purcell, Edmond, or Paul's Valley, we are just a quick trip down I-35. If you are coming from Yukon, Mustang, Choctaw, Midwest City, Del City, or Shawnee, you can easily arrive off of I-40 or I-240.

We look forward to serving you!

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