Thanks to the unrelenting march of regulatory affairs in medicine, the MD designator (Latin: Medicinae Doctor) has been completely devalued for patients. No longer does "MD" mean you care for patients. Instead, "MD" could mean many things: like you work for an insurance company. Or it might mean you sit in a fancy building lined with marble floors in Washington DC writing legal briefs and laws to torment other doctors. Or it might mean you kill rats for a living.
What patients need, and want, is a way to determine who is a "real doctor" that cares for and makes the majority of his income from actually seeing, touching, and treating real live patients.
For this, what is needed, like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, is a "Real Medicine" seal of approval. It could be appended to every clinical MD's signature.
The seal would mean an MD (or DO) spends over half his or her time, and earns the most of his or her income, directly caring for patients. It also means that the doctor who uses this designator attached to his MD also is willing to work outside the normal 8am - 5pm business day and even takes call for clinical patient care (available 24-hours/day) on a regular basis annually.
So I have made a "Real Medicine Seal of Approval" for real doctors (as defined above) to use, free of charge:
So patients, the next time you need a "Real Doctor," look for the Real Medicine Seal of Approval:*
* Non-clinical doctors who use this logo will be summarily humiliated publically by any means real doctors worldwide choose. Doctors are advised to use this logo with the utmost caution and respect for the real profession of clinical medicine.