Hello Podiatric Physicians, I am a pre-med/pre-pod student (still trying to make up my mind) and I just wanted to know the title for podiatrists in hospitals. Not looking to offend anyone as I am nothing but a clueless undergrad student. Just so you all know, I am the president of the podiatry club at my school! Nevertheless, are podiatrists called doctor in the hospitals? I know in private practices they are. For example, the ER doctor refers a patient over to you, will they say "Doctor so-and-so, line 3050" on the loud speaker or would they just call you by your first name. I am aware that podiatrists are medical professionals and go through similar clinical rotations as MD/DO students, so they are very well-balanced. I just don't know if it sounds misleading and such. Lastly, if I pursue podiatry and become a DPM and I'm walking through the mall and a person decides to have a heart attack in front of me, would I be able to stabilize him/her or say "Hey, I'm a doctor, I can help!" I would appreciate some clarification. Thank you docs!