I have had three jobs that required a uniform. The first was the military, the second the prison (I was a guard) and the third was in a doctor's office. My favorite one was working at the doctor's office. It was a family practice owned by a husband and wife. This uniform was by far the easiest to maintain and always looked professional!
Dr. Hallett preferred seeing children and her husband, Dr. John Allen was an internist so he took care of many older patients with complex health issues. He got up early in the morning to make his hospital rounds at two nearby hospitals before starting his day at the office and then he would go back to the hospitals to make more rounds before heading home. They both wore lab coats like the one shown above.You would never guess by looking at his apparel that he had worn the same clothes over 12 hours a day!
As a member of staff I was required to wear scrubs or whites, but fell in love with the versatility and easy care of scrub sets. I quickly replaced the whites in my closet with scrubs because they were so comfortable, practical, and professional looking. They resisted wrinkles and stains and transitioned from my day job into my evening job at a pharmacy without showing any wear. I could easily understand why the doctors were always wearing their scrubs and lab coats.
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