heehee. I meant to get away from Dr. First Name Last Name, MD (ND, PhD., etc.).
Instead of Dr. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, it would be Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD. (Credential order would be alphabetized or to when acquired. Style is up to publication.)
Dr., a catch-all designation, would be dropped when letter abbreviations are used because saying both eats space and could cause confusion. In descriptions such as physicist, chemist and biologist, say physicist, chemist and biologist followed by "of Such and Such Place." One more recommendation on this front, avoid saying doctor to describe physicists, chemists and biologists because people just don't recognize them as doctors. As well, it used to be that someone didn't have to earn a doctorate to be a biologist or chemist, that a master's degree would qualify someone as a biologist or chemist. But perhaps a doctorate in biology or chemistry is needed to be biologist or chemist nowadays. I don't know. Regardless, I'm ignorant of credential abbreviations for physicist, chemist and biologist assuming using PhD to describe them is wrong. It would be good to know if a doctorate is required to be one of those persons, because it would end redundancy and drawn out descriptions.
The D in MD, ND, PhD, JD and DDS designates doctor and the letter before it denotes the kind of doctor. Letter abbreviations are common and go after a full name separated by a coma. People know 'em. In case someone doesn't know them, that's where text comes in. Note that when credentials are lettered, almost always they're in lists (what your post is) rather than in compositions. Whatever you want to do, of course. Your choice, still. :)
School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me
Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.
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