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View Poll Results: Well
Plants Without Flowers (I am thinking allergies) 2 8.33%
Plants With Flowers 0 0%
Aquarium 7 29.17%
(Medically inclined) Brochures & Magazines 0 0%
Coffee and/or Drink with cups & supplies (before Covid) 3 12.50%
Magazines (not medically related brochures) 5 20.83%
Area for Kids and/or Kid Items (like a child book) 1 4.17%
Other 6 25.00%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-08-2021, 04:38 AM
 
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I am just wondering what people find work the most if you would. As someone who likes fish I am always impressed when there's an aquarium.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:37 AM
 
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I'm impressed when they aren't playing Fox News on the TV in the waiting room. I do like real plants and recent magazines other than Good Housekeeping and Redbook.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:51 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Not just "magazines" (any), but real magazines: something with good news commentary perhaps, National Geographic, something with some meaty content. I'm with Insider, above: please, no "Good Housekeeping", lol. Seriously.
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Old 06-08-2021, 07:57 AM
 
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I find aquariums very relaxing, and stress relieving.
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Old 06-08-2021, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Here in Toronto the University Health Network has removed all magazines and printed materials from the hospitals as a way to reduce infections. Instead there are screens that run information videos and patient messages.
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Old 06-08-2021, 09:30 AM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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At the medical offices I go to, there is usually a TV on in the waiting area, set to the bland content of HGTV. There is one that has an aquarium, which I find relaxing, and may help reduce my blood pressure to help make up for the increase caused by the long wait time there.
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:30 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I really don't care what decor the doctor's office chooses. As long as the place is tidy, an office plant isn't half dead because no one knew to place it where it gets enough light, the office staff is courteous and caring and I like/trust the MD that matters more to me than their accessories. My oncologist's waiting room had a huge tropical aquarium. The reception desk phone had a distinctive ring tone. Obviously the memories of that waiting room weren't pleasant. I spent a lot of time there waiting for my next round of chemo. I used to like aquariums. To this day, hearing that particular phone ringer and watching aquarium fish makes me anxious, even nauseous.
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Old 06-08-2021, 02:03 PM
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Location: Mars City
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I only go to the doctor for the doctor; not the scenery. As long as the doctor is mature and seasoned - say 40s and up - and has enough experience to recognize symptoms and conditions, that's most of what I care about. The office should be clean too, but that's it.
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:15 PM
 
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I like a doctor's office and waiting room to be stark and immaculately clean. No dust collectors. Diplomas should be displayed in straight frames (no detail) and seats should be made of leather - no fabric. Clean, clean, clean.

I can't stand it when you can see the outline of a stain on a chair. Flooring should not be carpeted. No plants either. In my own house I'm not a minimalist at all and I love to decorate with beautiful objects of art and soft, comfortable furniture. But for a doctor's office, it's all about disinfecting surfaces and maintaining a clean environment and it has nothing to do with Covid. I've always felt that way about doctor's offices. I bring my own book or kindle with me and I'm fine.
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Mr. Roger's Neighborhood
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I like that the place where I go for my lady care has reading materials on the ceiling above the exam table (and pot holders on the stirrups).

It might sound odd to most, in particular to men who have had no experience with being splayed out in the lithotomy position on an annual basis since teenage-hood, but both of those touches help to relax me a bit.

I also like that there is a decorated chalkboard on one of the waiting room walls listing recent births and the names of the babies who have come into the world at the center.
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