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My podiatrist´s hygiene

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Lordel, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Lordel

    Lordel New Member

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    Been going to a podiatrist to rehab my leg injury. I took appointments during day in the beginning, but noted that he didn´t wash his hands after patient before me. The sink is in the waiting hall, there is none in the appointment room, so I would have noticed his handwashing. I was abstemious of questioning him about this, and just started to book appointments earliest in the morning to be the first patient. He doesn´t use gloves when giving manual therapy.

    It may sound like I´m really childish for not asking my podiatrist about handwashing. But I´m afraid of it getting on his ego and maybe awakening negative feelings toward me and risking the best rehab and patient-podiatrist relationship. And I always have questions regarding my leg´s situation which I´m concentrating hard to ask.

    Should I just stop the morning appointments and ask for my podiatrist to wash his hands or play it safe and keep on visiting as the first patient? Could he be using some sanitizing tissues? Wouldn´t want to get fungus or ringworm as a by-product of my rehab. And otherwise very satisfied with the podiatrist.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Active Member

    I would report him to the regulatory authorities. That is unacceptable.
    Which country are you in?
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