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No, if you are referring to a physician, they can have a Ph.D., but usually do not and simply have an appropriate medical degree such as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. However, the recipient of a Ph.D. is known as a doctor since a Ph.D. is a Doctor of Philosophy degree but is a more research-oriented degree.


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