In Latin, “doctor” means teacher.
We don’t just treat patients, we teach patients.
The term Doctor was used for many centuries before there were any universities, or degrees. It was used to refer to an especially learned person who was authorized and qualified to teach a particular subject such as medicine, philosophy, theology, law, logic, history, etc. Dr. Pelton chose to obtain his PH.D. prior to getting his M.D. because he had a strong desire to help his patients understand their disease.
Frequently asked questions
We’ve answered the most common questions asked by new patients, below. If you still have a question that we haven’t answered here, feel free to reach out to us using the links at the bottom of this page.