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We Love This Genius Idea For Patients Who Want To Thank Their Physician

With our country’s healthcare system becoming more and more impersonal with each passing day, it’s easy to understand why a patient who has a positive experience with their doctor would want to show their gratitude with a thank you gift.

But even with the best of intentions, accepting gifts from patients is tricky territory for most docs.

An extravagant gift from a patient is likely to make doctor uncomfortable, for a number of reasons. But if they decline to accept a gift, the physician also risks offending their patient. Either way, this is a difficult situation to maneuver and risks putting the patient-physician relationship in jeopardy.

The best way to say thank you to your physician? Just say thank you!

And one of the most sincere ways to express this sentiment is through a handwritten card. Now you can even have someone write and deliver the card for you (free of charge) with your own personal message – the genius of this service is that they also include a discount code for scrubs, lab coats, and stethoscope (all things your physician likely uses every day) so that you can still feel like you’re giving a gift, but also be confident you’re within the boundaries of what is appropriate.

Those of us who became physicians know that we did it not for the praise or the accolades, not even the handsome salary. And let’s be real: if money were our primary objective, there are far easier, faster, and cheaper ways to accomplish that goal than to become a doctor.

The truth is that most doctors chose this path because we want to use our skills to help other people. We don’t ask for nor expect a thank you gift – our gift is the privilege of healing patients, families, and communities through our work.

A sincere and thoughtful “thank you” is all we would ever hope for.

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The Sleekest Stethoscopes For The Polished Professional

A new brand of stethoscopes is coming to the US for the first time, and you should be excited. ERKA is a medical instrument company that is well-known in Europe and other parts of the globe, where it sets the ultimate standard for high-quality stethoscopes, and in just a few weeks, you’ll be able to try out three new models of ERKA stethoscopes by purchasing them from scrubs and lab coats company Medelita, which has set the standard for high quality medical apparel internationally.

ERKA Scope

If you know anything about Medelita, you know that they have extremely stringent standards for quality. This is a fact that inspires confidence in the quality of the ERKA stethoscopes, because Medelita is not a brand that would sell products that aren’t of the absolute highest quality.

So what makes ERKA stethoscopes superior to the Littmann models?

  • German-engineered products are known around the world for their precision and technical mastery, and ERKA stethoscopes are no different.
  • From the sleek design to the patented dual-membrane sound chamber geometry, these chrome-plated stethoscopes are technologically more advanced than most scopes on the market, as well as being more hygienic.
  • From an aesthetic standpoint, the ERKA stethoscopes are much more attractive and polished-looking than any other we’ve seen. They also have a bit more heft to them, a pleasant weight that is indicative of their quality.

Starting in May, Medelita will begin selling three models of ERKA stethoscopes: the Finesse, the Precise, and the Sensitive.


Nurses, Docs, PAs: How Do You Dress In Rainy Weather?

The hottest summer on record is drawing to a close, and you can really see it in the weather. In southern California, for example, where I live, we are seeing the end of 90-degree temperatures (thank God) and a lovely autumn wind has picked up.

In most places that are not in southern sub-tropical state, this is the beginning of the rainy season, which means umbrellas, rubber booties, and terrible drivers who are confused by moisture on the road (at least in California…). For the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals out there. I have one simple question:

How does your work style change once the rainy season begins?

There isn’t much room for variety, to be honest – maybe carry your orthopedic working clogs in your bag while wearing rain boots during the commute, and top it off with a windbreaker or hoodie coat. Maybe your style doesn’t change at all; maybe you get festive with some seasonal accessories! Let us know in the comments below.

Next-Level Athleisure: Medelita’s Core One Performance Fabric

The Athleisure trend started to hit the runways several seasons ago – and one thing is for sure, it’s not going anywhere for a while. Louis Vuitton is selling athleisure. So are Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Tory Burch and H&M. Gyms and workout companies, like SoulCycle, are creating clothing lines.

With top brands from all ends of the fashion spectrum on top of this trending style commodity, athleisure is now a nearly $100 billion market. But the new athletic-leisure style is more than a trend: it’s about function, comfort and versatility. Medelita offers a new technological approach to athleisure design and fabric, further distinguishing their brand and customer satisfaction with  Core One Performance. After all clinicians want athleisure too!

Medelita believes “It’s what’s underneath that matters most”. Studies have proven that what you wear to work actually does affect your work performance. Medelita’s fabric is perfect for keeping you comfortable through even the longest shifts, since its extreme high performance design and technological fabric features will keep you dry, cool, fresh and comfortable without weighing you down.

Core One Performance Features

  • Moisture wicking
  • Fast drying
  • Permanent performance won’t wash out
  • Odor control
  • Superior comfort
  • Premium quality

Medelita integrated 4-WAY STRETCH technology which offers an unparalleled contoured for comfort fit. Their Core One Performance fabric is unlike any other active leisure fabric available in that it’s an extremely lightweight fabric that is as soft as it is durable, making it the perfect ingredient for the active lifestyle of the healthcare providers.

Their exclusive high performance fabric is a second layer of skin for any occasion. Core One Performance is meant to be lived in, it’s perfect under scrubs or simply on its own in any active or leisure setting.

Their signature design is built to last. Unlike every other tee in your closet, which falls apart over time, Core One products retain their shape and have been rigorously tested to stand up to repeated washes and abuse.

Core One is a complete solution for LIFE + WORK… Just what the doctor ordered!

Learn more about Medelita’s Core One Performance fabric features by visiting their website and click around… Something is sure to catch your eye!

What Is The Value Of Your Lab Coats And Scrubs?

The truth is that low-cost lab coats and scrubs actually end up costing the wearer more, not less. Yet sadly most medical professionals have resigned themselves to a life sentence of cheap, ill-fitting “unisex” lab coats and scrubs — certainly not clothing they would choose to buy, given their druthers. If they have a choice between cheap scrubs or new set of pajamas — pajamas win, hands down.

So why, in this age of medical and scientific progress, do smart professionals have such low standards for their own comfort and appearance? When it comes to defining the market for lab coats and scrubs, the major health-care uniform manufacturers have set the bar lower, rather than higher, by competing not on meaningful innovation, but on price. In their pursuit of lowering manufacturing costs, most medical uniform companies have found ways to minimize the expense of virtually every element of the garment.

From the fabric, design, sizing, and even stitching, this priority to drive down costs has resulted in low prices – achieved at the expense of comfort, fit, and fashion. Garments are boxy and shapeless. Waistlines are too big and necklines too low. Fabrics fade. Seams tear. Stains set in. Those in medicine and dentistry have had no choice but to accept this lowered standard as the professional status quo, price has defined the market, and continues to influence the selection of medical uniforms.

Ironically, those who purchase uniforms — physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and nurse practitioners, to name a few — have incomes that support spending more for quality medical uniforms. So how does one change old perceptions that rely on price instead of embracing true value?

In the last year, the paradigm has begun to shift and new alternatives have emerged that challenge the idea of low price as the sole determining factor. Medelita founder, Lara Francisco PA-C, maintains the overall design of traditional scrubs and lab coats, modernized with performance fabrics and tailored, yet professional styling. The company’s lab coats and scrubs utilize technologically advanced M3 performance fabric and are designed to bring true value to the wearer.

As they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression. In addition to being wearable, a garment must convey excellence and professionalism, and by that, we mean good workmanship and a crisp, polished appearance.

Athleisure Is The Perfect Trend For Medical Professionals

Finally, a fashion trend for everyone from millennials to working professionals!

As more and more designers are sending couture workout apparel down the runway, it’s becoming clear that the athleisure trend is here to stay. Why? Because athleisure is more than just a fashion trend: it’s a lifestyle.

Athleisure refers to clothing that is designed for use as activewear, but can also be worn outside of the gym while doing day-to-day activities. These garments are soft, comfortable, flattering, and appropriate in a number of settings aside from just physical activity.

The modern working professional needs apparel that can transition from the office to life. Athleisure offers a complete solution that is as fashionable as it is functional. The busier the individual, the more benefits that person will derive from the ease and wearability of this trend.

Medical professionals in particular need to be able to rely on their apparel to effortlessly transition from the operating room, to board meetings, to running errands or exercising. Athleisure is a fashion trend that is perfect for wearing under scrubs and workwear. For physicians and grad students working in hospitals, this new aesthetic is perfectly versatile and allows modern professionals to transition smoothly from work to life.

For some companies the traditional work wear aesthetic will remain the standard, but for many companies, acceptable work attire is changing fast as the athleisure aesthetic is more ideal for the modern multi-functioning professional.