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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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4. Beware the men in white coats

For some of us the mere sight of the doctor is enough to send our blood pressure soaring. So-called ‘white coat hypertension’ can tell us a thing or two about the way you work.

Only the stethoscope trumps the white coat in the game of ‘spot the doctor’. The white coat is a symbol of science, and in particular of medicine.

Like most things in life the white coat comes with its pros and cons. So beware the person in the white coat, they may want to help you, but they may want something from you, or want to do something to you too.

You may be one of those people who like your doctors to be wearing a white coat for the simple fact that it helps you identify him or her. These days when someone goes for an appointment ...

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