Do we have ‘stethoscope’ envy? Are we frustrated that we can’t ‘deal drugs’? Are you really just wearing that to catch whatever we ‘can’t cut out?’
Really. Come on. What DO you wear that white coat for? If it is what you WANT to wear, and you are confident in your answer, then by all means wear it and wear it with pride.
I used to wear one. In Anatomy Lab. I tried to wear one in the office I first had – didn’t like it. Didn’t like what it said to the patients. Didn’t like what it said to the staff.
I am NOT a frustrated medico-chiropractor-ologist. I am proud of what I do. I am confident in Chiropractic. I am casual, I am personable, I am warm, I am inviting. I want my patients to talk to me as a partner in their health/wellness care. I do NOT want them to subconsciously sabotage that communication by getting the impression I am some lab tech, or some medical practitioner looking at one specific sign or symptom. I have enough to overcome because of my stature/size.
If you are your brand, and what you wear reflects who you are…why are you STILL wearing that white coat?
If you have a valid reason, good on you. If you don’t, or you got upset at the question, examine your reason, don’t take it out on me. Examine yourself. Examine your view of our great and powerful gift God has given us to practice – Chiropractic.
Then, and only then, if you still want to wear the white coat, then please, wear it with distinction.
Hey, this section IS called Chiropractic Provocations…what did you expect?