Shrinkwrapped has thoughts on why those of us in the mental health field are supposed to call our patients "clients" instead of "patients." a href="http://shrinkwrapped.blogs.com/blog/2006/03/on_clients_pati.html"Go take a look./abr /br /Update: So from the comments thus far, we have differing opinions as to whether readers wish to be called clients or patients--personally, I don't give a damn so long as my doctor treats me with respect and is competent. That is what I do for my patients--uh...clients, or whatever. What do you think?br /br /Update II: a href="http://mygorramden.typepad.com/my_gorram_den/2006/03/collectivism_in.html"Ice Scribe /ahas some more thoughts on doctors being called "providers."