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Question Addressing females patients and introducing ourselves!

1. When u introduce urself, how do u explain ur work position?
Do u just say I am Dr. Jackson, I will be your doctor today or I am the attending physician?


2. And when its a female patient, how do u know whether to use Miss/Mrs, do they mention on the door or do they mention married/unmarried on the door information?
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I have not taken the test yet but I would just go for "Hello Mr./Mrs. ABC, I'm Dr. XYZ and I'm the attending physician today (or the resident on call or whatever)."
As for the Ms or Mrs I guess initially it depends on age and if not you can also ask the patient how she would like to be addressed.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
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I have not taken the test yet but I would just go for "Hello Mr./Mrs. ABC, I'm Dr. XYZ and I'm the attending physician today (or the resident on call or whatever)."
As for the Ms or Mrs I guess initially it depends on age and if not you can also ask the patient how she would like to be addressed.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
ty.. I shall try that n ll update my feedback after I am done.
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2. And when its a female patient, how do u know whether to use Miss/Mrs, do they mention on the door or do they mention married/unmarried on the door information?
Please read here
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1. When u introduce urself, how do u explain ur work position?
Do u just say I am Dr. Jackson, I will be your doctor today or I am the attending physician?
You don't need to specify your position. Just say am Dr. XYZ, am your doctor today, how can I help you.

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