A huge pet peeve of mine is when some health care professionals (i.e. psychologists, dentists, nurses, etc.) seem not to be aware be aware that DOs exist. For instance, whenever I am at a health-related meeting or a seminar and someone says something like, "And then you would need a doctor, an actual MD, to do that" I always get very upset that someone in the health care profession does not take it upon themselves to fully learn about different health professions. For those of you who are familiar with a PsyD degree in psychology, it's kind of like the "DO of psychologists" in that it is equivalent to a PhD in clinical psychology but not as many people are aware of it. So, when people who say something like, "You'd want to have an actual psychologist, a PhD or PsyD, or a doctor, and actual MD, answer this question" I get extra annoyed that they researched psychological professions but not medical professions. The good news is that I always inform these people afterwards about the existence of DOs and they are quite receptive, however I think they should have taken the initiative to learn about all options in healthcare. Can anyone else relate??