One of the reasons I chose to pursue a career in health care is that I always admired people that took the time to care about others. Health care providers have incredible jobs that affect numerous lives everyday and harvest the trust from their patients. I can remember several doctors and PA?s that I have gone to and worked with and I can say one thing for sure. At no time did I stop and say "Oh my god, look at this guys credentials, GPA, experience before school, initials after his name, etc. that makes him a great person" It makes me upset to read the constant posts on this website and others about who?s experience is better, who?s title is better, who?s job is better. I can honestly say it NOBODY?S JOB IS BETTER THAN THE NEXT. Yes a doctor makes more than a nursing assistant, but I don?t see doctors running around getting patients dressed or changing soiled sheets. Maybe an MD gets more recognition that a chiropractor or dentist, but I did not go see an MD/DO when my I had a tooth ache. Each job serves a different function and unique role. I have known a few nurses I hold in higher regard than MD?s, a few nursing assistants I trust more than my dentist, and a few PA?s that have worked as hard as any surgeon out there. The recognition and prestige should not come with a title, but rather with the person in question. How can we truly care for patients non-judgementally when we are so consumed with judging each other in the field. If only everyone could take this negative energy and focus it into bettering their own career and selfs, then we could make health care something to be proud of instead of another pissing match for MD vs. DO, Podiatrists vs. MD, PA vs. MD, PA vs NP, PT vs OT and so on. Let?s start thanking each other for the crutial roles we play and quit trying to get the respect we all think we deserve. Respectable people earn respect from character, not from a title. Heck, I know respectable construction workers, pizza makers, RNs, MDs, and they all earrned their respect, etc. Letters after a name won?t cut it if you?re looking for prestige and respect, the way you treat people will earn you that. We are all adults. Let?s leave this kind of negative attitude back in high school where it seems to have been formed. Ok..I?m done venting now?