Does a doctor’s office matter?

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So for the past few weeks I’ve been going to see a podiatrist in Yonkers. He’s a nice old man, and he seems to know whereof he speaks when it comes to feet.

Yet his office is a pig’s hole.

Seriously, seriously gross. The ceilings are water damaged, with brown splotches here and there. The floor is grimy and sticky. There are magazines everywhere—average publication date: 2006. It’s just a gross place, and I never much enjoy removing my shoes and touching the somewhat tacky (in texture, not design) floor.

Was talking to my wife about this earlier today. Again, I like the doctor. And I think he’s solid in medical implementation. Her take: “I wouldn’t go again. It matters what it looks like, because it reflects on who he is, and how he views his business.”

Thoughts?

6 thoughts on “Does a doctor’s office matter?”

  1. Totally agree. If the man can’t bother to keep up appearances, how can we know that he will stay up to date with the right medicine or even supply the correct medicines. Also, beans.

  2. My Dad was a dermatologist and had the messiest office (papers, folders etc) known to man…people loved him though and he was very well thought of in his field.

    As long as it doesn’t pose a health threat, it shouldn’t matter.

  3. “The ceilings are water damaged, with brown splotches here and there. The floor is grimy and sticky.” Sounds less than sterile to me.

  4. The dude looks at feet all day. His baseline of acceptable hygiene has to be screwed up after looking at yellow toenails every day.

  5. I think his sloppiness says something more about how he feels about himself. Don’t mean to get all emotional, but seriously, thats gross.

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