It was my first time at this doctor's office in Estevan and I waited some 40 minutes after my expected appointment time (not unusual but a tad annoying), before I was called.
Before I was allowed to go through to see the doctor, I was asked to remove my shoes and I was not wearing socks because it was a hot day, like so many patients I noticed before me.
I asked, do you have slipovers or slippers? They said no quite sternly and said I couldn't go through with my shoes on. Naturally I felt hurt having waited so long then to be rejected because of footwear.
I have never been to a hospital or doctor before where this has been asked and it was not mentioned when I made the appointment. I was just told to bring my medical card.
It was a hot day and with sweaty feet and sick people, it was the ideal conditions for viruses to be passed. I shall not go there again as I have no intention of catching something that can be so easily avoided.
How clean is your doctor's surgery? Surely there are health and safety hygiene regulations for surgeries regarding barefeet.