San Antonio, TX asked in Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Texas

Q: Is it unprofessional to say “ now for the fun part” before a prostate exam?

I got told this in front of my girlfriend before a doctor proceeded to check my prostate. I found this very upsetting and unpleasant.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: IMO it is unprofessional, albeit not illegal. We men have to endure dozens of prostate exams in our lifetimes as part of our annual

physical exams. And we don’t find them fun. The doctor’s misguided attempt at levity could easily be misconstrued by a patient and probably ought to be avoided in a professional setting.

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