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—-Envelope or address block on an email: How to Address a Pharmacist
—-—-(Full Name), (Academic Post-nominal)
——–Which looks like:
—-—-—-Adam Welch, PharmD, FAPhA
—-—-—-1234 West Glebe Road
————Arlington, VA 20007
————Brittany M. DeLettre, PharmD
————Center Metropolitan Hospital
————5678 Stafford Boulevard
————Arlington, VA 20009
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surname)
—-—-Dear Dr. (Surname)
See note below on use of ‘Dr. (Name)’ by pharmacists. How to Address a Pharmacist
Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"
Is a Pharmacist ‘Dr. (Name)’?
Whether or not a pharmacist is addressed as ‘Dr. (Name)’ depends on the setting.
In academia, the pharmacy faculty is addressed as ‘Dr. (Name)’ like their doctorate-holding academic colleagues. But in hospitals pharmacists are likely not addressed as Dr. (Name). In a social setting be sensitive to the preference of the individual.
In healthcare only physicians (medical doctors, vets, dentists, osteopaths, podiatrists …) are addressed as ‘Dr. (Name)’. Other healthcare professionals – in hospital administration, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, etc. – are not addressed as ‘Dr. (Name)’. This is said to be for the benefit of / clarity for the patients. For the patients (like me), the practice of using Dr. (Name) only with physicians makes sense.
—–On a letter, business card, or sign list the pharmacist’s name as:
—-—-(Full Name), (Academic Post-Nominals)
For more information see the post on Use of a Doctorate.
– Robert Hickey