ignorance runs rampant May 5, 2016 by crnaadmin People with PhD’s are called doctors too. Look up the definition of a doctor. You can be a Dr. of English, Dr. of Chemistry, or a Dr. of psychology. Why not a Dr. of Nursing? A physician is a physician AKA DOCTOR OF MEDICINE. Join in and write your own page! It’s easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Doctor of Nursing Practice.