Philip Lederer, MD, Author at MPR

Philip Lederer, MD

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No 'I' in Healthcare: A Look at Patient Centered Medical Homes

Time to Hang Up White Coats for Good?

You wouldn’t want to be cared for by a doctor who doesn’t wash his or her hands. You wouldn’t want to be operated on with instruments that weren’t sterilized or stay in a hospital room that wasn’t cleaned regularly. Why would you want to be treated by a doctor wearing a white coat that hasn’t been washed in a week? Many white coats are covered in bacteria like MRSA – they are dirty. And it’s time to hang them up for good.