(Closed) Anyone work in a doctor's office?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

flowerkat:  I don’t work at one but I was actually just at the doctor’s the other day and the secretary was not wearing scrubs. She was wearing black pants and a cute shirt. I didn’t think anything of her not wearing scrubs, I just noticed her outfit because I liked her shirt haha.

Just wanted to let you know that as a patient, I don’t notice/care and wanted to bump the thread a bit so hopefully you’ll get some answers from people who actually work at a doctor’s office!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m working as a temp in a cosmetic surgeon’s office and I answer phones, along with several other people. I notice that the ONLY people in the office who wear scrubs are the actual nurses and the doctors while in surgery.

Everyone else, including the doctor’s coordinators/schedulers wears their own (cute) clothes. It would be weird to make us receptionists wear scrubs. That would definitely bother me. Maybe ask why instead of assuming?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I used to, and never wore scrubs. 

If you do have to wear them, try the Grey’s anatomy brand. The tops are more fitted and feminine.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

flowerkat:  I’m in school, and have to wear them. If you have to, try the butter soft, they’re my favorite.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

flowerkat:  I worked for a hand surgeon 37 years ago as both his secretary and back-office assistance. He insisted that I wear whatever I wanted (I chose what’s now considered business casual), as long as my attire was NOT white uniforms. He had a huge aversion to those. He was out of the office until after my lunch, so I would do admin & accounting work in the AM, then assist him the rest of the day. While dealing with patients, he did offer to let me use some of his scrubs so I wouldn’t end up with blood on my clothes, but I never bothered and it never became an issue.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I work in the ER as a doctor. Some of my colleagues wear regular clothes. If you want to, go for it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

flowerkat:  Yeah, I don’t know why someone who answers phones and checks people in would need to wear scrubs. But if they insist, at least you save a lot of money on clothes😉

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

flowerkat:  I used to work at a surgery center in the office and had to wear scrubs. I hear ya. And we used the ones at the clinic so we didn’t pick and buy our own. SO baggy! It was required and if I remember right it was just so that patients would know we were part of the clinic if they saw us where the patients usually are. If that made sense. One good thing about them, though, was you never had to think about what to wear in the morning. Just throw them on and go.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m a pharmaceutical rep and interact with probably 10 practice receptionists a day… I’d say the split is about 50/50 scrubs vs. professional clothes. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The secretaries at my doctor’s offices wear “business casual” as do the unit coordinators (aka secretary) of the hospital I work at 🙂 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I went to this specialist’s office when I broke my heel and the women at the desks there were only required to wear all black uniforms (black pants, black shirt, etc). All ot offices I have been to are the scrubs.

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