History Main / NotThatKindofDoctor

18th May '16 2:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* The CSIVerse has two ex-doctors. ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had Dr. Ray Langston and ''{{CSI NY}}'' has Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Both have ended up giving emergency care a time or two. Hawkes even helps with a bicycle first aid team in the park. Of course, the medical examiners (Robbins, Hammerbeck) are also doctors, but don't practice medicine.

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* The CSIVerse has two ex-doctors. ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had Dr. Ray Langston and ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' has Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. Both have ended up giving emergency care a time or two. Hawkes even helps with a bicycle first aid team in the park. Of course, the medical examiners (Robbins, Hammerbeck) are also doctors, but don't practice medicine.



* Lampshaded, played with and kicked to death in ''TopGear'', of all programmes. Jeremy revealed that he had obtained a cheaper quote for insurance because he called himself 'Doctor', rather than a journalist - the two pay vastly different rates of Car Insurance. He ignored the other two's protestations that HONORARY doctorates don't count.

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* Lampshaded, played with and kicked to death in ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', of all programmes. Jeremy revealed that he had obtained a cheaper quote for insurance because he called himself 'Doctor', rather than a journalist - the two pay vastly different rates of Car Insurance. He ignored the other two's protestations that HONORARY doctorates don't count.
9th May '16 7:45:37 AM luiz4200
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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11397291/8/Stanswitch Chapter 8]] of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fanfic "Stanswitch", Soos' grandmother needs medical help and he calls Dr. Stanford Pines, who explains that his doctorate is in ''theoretical physics''.
4th May '16 11:41:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Doctor Nanjo from VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi practices medicine, but he's ''still'' not that kind of doctor, since the characters need to determine a cause of death, but Nanjo is a general practitioner and thus not qualified to examine corpses. The first death scene in the VN even [[DiscussedTrope mentions this]].

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* Doctor Nanjo from VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry practices medicine, but he's ''still'' not that kind of doctor, since the characters need to determine a cause of death, but Nanjo is a general practitioner and thus not qualified to examine corpses. The first death scene in the VN even [[DiscussedTrope mentions this]].
2nd May '16 3:56:12 AM GamerFromJump2
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* A [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Nursing_Practice Doctor of Nursing Practice]] has a doctorate (the DNP), and is thus entitled to be addressed as "Doctor". However, they are required by law to make sure that patients in a clinical setting know they are NotThatKindOfDoctor. Other states flatly prohibit DNPs from using the title "Doctor" with their patients in a clinical setting.
26th Apr '16 4:40:34 PM Mullon
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** The trope name is spoken word for word in the comic version of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' when Harley Quinn is trying to save a [[ItMakesSenseInContext talking chimp]] and asks him for help. Harley, who actually ''did'' [[GeniusDitz go to medical school]], then tells ''Mister'' Fate to take the chimp's human friend out of the room while she starts to work on him. The fact that Harley got her degree in ''psychiatry'' through blackmail is lost on her, of course.

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** The trope name is spoken word for word in the comic version of ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' when Harley Quinn is trying to save a [[ItMakesSenseInContext talking chimp]] and asks him for help. Harley, who actually ''did'' [[GeniusDitz go to medical school]], then tells ''Mister'' Fate to take the chimp's human friend out of the room while she starts to work on him. The fact that Harley got her degree in ''psychiatry'' through blackmail is lost on her, of course.
25th Apr '16 5:38:54 PM StarSword
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* The ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' fic ''Fanfic/AGoodCompromise'' has a Starfleet expedition discover that [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E24TheQuickening the vaccine against the Teplan blight]] has stopped working. Captain Tyria Sark asks her chief medical officer Irim Valder how to fix it.
-->'''Irim:''' Sir, I'm a general practitioner, not a pharmacologist.
24th Apr '16 7:46:40 PM shawn_allen
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** He mentions that the last surgery he performed was lancing a boil on his kid's butt.
24th Apr '16 5:39:11 PM SCE2AUX
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*** Though it should be noted that after she began dispensing personal advice on the radio, she obtained training and certification in marriage and family counseling from the University of Southern California, and a therapist's license from the State of California. In addition, she opened up a part-time practice as a marriage and family counselor.
5th Apr '16 4:04:15 PM SirSapphire
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* The original Comicbook/DoctorFate was a doctor of archaeology. Most of the subsequent Doctor Fates weren't doctors at all, they'd just [[LegacyCharacter inherited the name]]. That said, one of them was a psychoanalyst, while another was a medical student.

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* The original Comicbook/DoctorFate was a doctor of archaeology.archaeology and actually did earn a medical license at once point. Most of the subsequent Doctor Fates weren't doctors at all, they'd just [[LegacyCharacter inherited the name]]. That said, one of them was a psychoanalyst, while another was a medical student.
1st Apr '16 8:07:06 AM NB2000
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* One episode of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had Vicki asking Dr. Albright if she would deliver her (alien) baby. Mary tries to explain that she isn't that kind of doctor, she just has a doctorate in anthropology, but Vicki doesn't understand several of the words she uses and takes it as Mary just blowing her off because of the gap in their social classes, education, basic hygiene, etc...
** "I'm an anthropologist." "Is that like, the butt?" Vicki confused both "anthro" or "anthropology" with "anterior", but also "anterior" with "posterior".
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