Sep 25, 2012 - 3:18 pm
How about a courtesy knock before entering the exam room? Almost universally, all medical staff will give a short courtesy knock prior to entering the exam room. Usually before the doctor actually examines me he will get a nurse to chaperone. The last 3 or 4 times I've seen the new NP instead of the doctor. The NP is everything the doctor isn't...except I've noticed that he doesn't do these two things.
Also, he doesn't bother with me putting on a gown..he just asks me to lift my shirt up.
So how common is this? Does your doctor/nurse do this or not so much?