Strange privacy situation at chiropractor's office
I know the Hippah generally refers to medical information and records, OK? but I went to see my chiropractor in his new office yesterday and was very concerned for my PHYSICAL privacy.
I don't know what got into the man when he rented this space. It's not even set up like a doctor's space ( rent must be cheap as dirt)
So I walk in, just open the door and there's his desk and the chiropractic table; a chair next to his desk. While I was there not only did somebody just walk in twice on us....(luckily I wasn't on the table), but there is no waiting room nor any partition around the adjusting space, which, to me would be the bare minimum for privacy.
So, I locked the door after the second person opened it. I suggested to my Dr that he lock it when he was with a patient. At first, he pooh-poohed until I said "it's a privacy issue". That gave him pause.
I really am shocked that he picked such a non-professional space. If he wasn't such a great chiropractor I wouldn't #1- drive halfway across town to see him #-2 find somebody else.
It's not like you take your clothes off but I, frankly, don't want somebody watching me get adjusted and or chattering and distracting my doctor from a very precise procedure. It's costly and I want him to get it right.
Should I at least suggest he put a privacy curtain up around the adjusting area? I think a lot of his patients are going to have a hard time with this setup.
I really would go to somebody else with this situation as it is, but good chiros are very hard to find.
Anybody got any other ideas other than telling him he should move to more professional space? He probably took out a lease so I doubt that's an option