Well, we can agree to disagree.
I still think it's silly that we can't use the real names of those doctors who are OBVIOUSLY well known and self promoted themselves (websites, studies, numerous books, etc). Plus, by using initials, we can't adequately search forums for feedbacks on that given doctor. And again, I doubt it's protecting these doctors, as people can figure out some doctors by initial and location. And if not, they could email a mod to find out. I assume you don't interrogate those who ask, so how do you know you aren't giving that information out to somebody you are trying to protect them from?
We do use the full names of some of the Dr.'s. ie Dr. horowitz...Dr. Jemsek...are two.
I just tend to say Dr. J. because I'm used to using the LLMD's initials.
No, we don't interrogate those who ask...so no it's not a perfect system...but we do what we can.
But, we don't give out our entire list of LLMD's...so hopefully minimizing it.
Really - no harm done by using initials... It's not up to us to ensure/guarantee the protection of the LLMD's...just do what we can...that's all.
Just doing the best we can...
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