Doctor Names, Last Name First?


Sep 5, 2013
I notice that Doctors/Dentists names in Google Places are sometimes last name first.

Forgive me but is this standard practice?

Do you build citations with last name first?

Or do you change it in Google, first name then last name and then start citation building?

Curious how to handle this.

Scott Rawlins

Nov 14, 2012
The way I would handle it is to do Dr. First Last and link to a bio page or an About Us type page. This would be for a single practitioner within a practice. This way, the practitioner listing does not compete with the main practice listing.

I would also probably do your NAP cleanup first, then go back and correct the G+ listing.

Just my 2 cents.:)
Aug 7, 2013
This way, the practitioner listing does not compete with the main practice listing.
Also Agree with Rawly and Colon. Clean up your citations first though. Express Update is known for flipping names and then doubling them up, Especially if the name of the business is also the doctors name. ( James, Todd DDS MS: James, Todd DDS MS) As for the competing Dr. listings, I have had great success having Google delete a Dr. G+ Listing ONLY if it is the only doctor at that practice. With multiple doctors you want to do what Rawly suggested.

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