No, radiologists are not real doctors: 5 reasons why not

A few days ago a physician who is not a radiologist took to the online pages of Physician’s Money Digest to give five reasons why radiologists are indeed “real doctors.” ( HealthImaging picked it up.) It didn’t take long for a physician—a radiology resident, no less—to come back with a counterargument.

“I frequently get mistaken for a radiology technologist when I tell people I am a radiologist,” writes Bo Liu, MD. “How ‘real’ are you when your patients don’t even know you’re a doctor?”

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