I agree with Dr. Scherz. While I have received excellent care from some nurse practitioners, and have benefitted from knowledgeable, experienced, and personable pharmacists, they are not physicians. I don't expect them to behave as physicians, and I do not want to be expected to think of them as such. Twice recently I was double-talked by the word "clinician" and shame on me. After the first incident, I should have been more on my guard.