Writing to Doctors

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How do I address a letter to a doctor?

Writing to Doctors

In the address block, use:
John Smith, M.D.

In the salutation, use:
Dear Dr. Smith:

Don't use "Dr." and "M.D." together. Same rules apply for Ph.D.



10/18/2006 11:34:01 AM
Anita said:

Would is appropriate for the address line if both husband and wife are doctors? Drs. (husband's full name)?

3/28/2007 12:34:49 PM
Beth said:

Dr. Jane Doe
Dr. John Doe

Dear Drs. Doe

5/21/2007 10:41:57 AM
Anne said:

I have the same question as Anita above. How do you address a letter to a husband and wife who are both doctors?

7/9/2007 10:47:48 AM
Nancy said:

What is the proper way to address correspondence to a female doctor and her non-doctor husband?


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