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Fam Pract Manag. 2006;13(7):19

I read “Dressed to Ill” [June 2006] with interest. I think physicians should put more effort into their appearance. Wearing a shirt, tie and slacks gives the patient a sense that you care for yourself and that you can care for them. To say that it is OK for physicians to dress down because the patients look like clowns is ludicrous. Part of being a professional means looking the part.


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