On the subject of masks...
Updated: Jul 19, 2020
Yes, masks are mandatory in our clinic. I have had to ask a number of patients to ACTUALLY WEAR the mask we provide you FOR FREE up front (Pro-tip; the side with the metal bar is the top!).
Numerous trials show the benefit, and here's a decent lay-man's article with several: https://tinyurl.com/y9zk768s
Yes, I know you don't think you have the virus.
Yes, I know you aren't worried about catching it (it's the patient beside I worry about).
Yes, you need to wear it even if I am not in the exam room with you (reduces spread).
Yes, I know it's not comfortable.
Yes, I know you hate it.
Yes, I will ask you to leave if you refuse.
As my former respiratory teacher posted recently;
If that doesn't convince you, try this less elegant approach;