Re: Doctor Experience - Trying to be Supportive
It might be helpful to add that this was a melanoma exam, hence the need for a full body inspection. However, as stated, while the whole body needs to be inspected, it could have been done in sections with the "privates" obscured until needed. Since the private areas were only a small part of the exam, it would make sense that they are only exposed as required. Anyway, neither she nor I are obsessed with this. It just didn't seem right.
@whiterabbit - thank you for your insight both as a patient and with your medical perspective. In your first post though, I thought you were misreading the situation. She's not "on high alert with men" and she's had several OB/GYN and breast exams by male doctors. in those past exams, she was exposed as needed based on the type of exam. Nobody likes these exams but it never really bothered her as everything made sense and was aligned to the type of exam.
In this case he either has a lack of empathy for the patient OR he enjoys the situation (e.g. for power, humiliation or the nudity itself). We'll probably never know but understanding other people's experience and general thoughts on this does help think it through.