Doc or Not a Doc?

May 25, 2012

Test your smarts by identifying which of these famous "doctors" are actually doctors. (And no, PhDs don't count.)

1. Dr. Oz caught his big break as a featured health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He currently hosts "The Dr. Oz Show."

2. Dr. Laura has hosted the "Dr. Laura" radio program for more than three decades. She's known for dispensing no-nonsense advice to listeners on everything from career to family.

3. Dr. Henry Kissinger was the 56th secretary of state from 1973 to 1977. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.

4. Dr. Drew first gained notoriety as cohost of nationally syndicated radio show "Loveline" in 1984. You also might have glimpsed him more recently on television shows like "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," "Sober House," and "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers."

5. Dr. Seuss is beloved by millions who have read his books such as "The Cat in the Hat," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and "Green Eggs and Ham."

6. Dr. Phil won fame in the 1990s for his tough-love approach to helping folks sort out their relationship issues on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and later his own TV show.

7. Dr. Travis Stork, who started his television career in 2006 with a stint on ABC's dating show "The Bachelor," now co-hosts the Emmy award-winning talk show "The Doctors."

8. Dr. Dre is one of the most influential rappers and record producers of all time, and helped bring Eminem to stardom.

9. Dr. Ruth is a "cultural icon" who "ushered in the new age of freer, franker talk about sex on radio and television," according to the New York Times.

10. Dr. Joyce Brothers is a widely loved television personality and advice columnist.

 

 

 

 

*The real MDs are Drs. Mehmet Oz, Drew Pinsky, and Travis Stork. Doctorates in other fields are held by Laura Schlessinger, Henry Kissinger, Phil McGraw, Ruth Westheimer, and Joyce Brothers. Andre Romelle Young adopted the "Dr. Dre" moniker in the mid-1980s. And while Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, held only a bachelor's degree, his alma mater, Dartmouth College, recently named its medical school for him.

Marisa Torrieri is an associate editor at Physicians Practice. She can be reached at marisa.torrieri@ubm.com

Aubrey Westgate is an associate editor at Physicians Practice. She can be reached at aubrey.westgate@ubm.com

This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Physicians Practice.