He touched you inappropriately
There are no hard stats on how many doctors sexually molest, harass, or abuse their patients, but it definitely happens, according to a study published in Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. This is not only a crime, but also a clear violation of the doctor-patient relationship and can be devastating for victims. The researchers found the most common characteristics included being male and insisting on seeing patients alone. You should be allowed to have a nurse present during physical exams, and if a doctor declines, that’s reason enough to fire him. Here are more medical tips that doctors and nurses wish you knew.
Her office is filthy
Despite the number of sick people going in and out, doctors’ offices are generally pretty sanitary places—even commonly handled items, like magazines, have actually showed pretty low levels of contaminants, according to a study in the British Journal of General Practice. But there have been cases of patients picking up serious or even fatal illnesses from improperly cleaned offices and equipment. You can’t see germs but a dirty, unkempt office is a good tip-off that things aren’t being sanitized properly.