People often ask me why I don’t refer to myself as “Doctor” when so many of my colleagues do. Because we are not considered to be doctors in Connecticut, I feel it is confusing (and legally inappropriate) to use this title here. Those of us, including myself, who hold “Doctor of Acupuncture” licenses from states designating us as such do refer to ourselves as “Doctor” when conducting business in those states. Rhode Island is one of them.
Many patients prefer to informally address me as “Doctor” and I appreciate this recognition. As long as they understand what my legal status and level of training are, I enjoy this as an appropriate form of respect.
Links & News...
Read about our very own Kathleen Poole: The Waterwoman, The Biologist, The Acupuncturist
Watch the youtube video of Kathleen telling all about herbs on Mystic Matters. (Fast forward to 6:36.)