"Doctors with messy beards, in tank tops, with too obvious piercings, not combed. Many were proposing an image that was undignified and not in line with medical ethics, which stipulates a precise habitus in the code of ethics. So I launched a provocation to give a precise signal, since those photos end up on the medical ID badge I had the question on whether to include indications on how physicians should dress for the badge photo: jacket and tie recommended. Ultimately, I ask that all members of the Order of Physicians look clean and respectable: a well-groomed face with tidy hair and appropriate hairstyles, since this is an official and very important document. On the other hand, standards are also required for other titles of identification and the same respect must apply to the Order's badge'."
"In this profession, image is also substance. The first impression a patient has when you present yourself is fundamental. All the more so in a society where image is so central. After all, the concept of professional decorum is also in the Hippocratic oath'."
"Public social profiles in which physicians post holiday photos and appear in swimsuits: this is also wrong. A physician always is, even when not on duty. Everything he does, says or posts must be consonant with the profession he represents. To see a physician in inappropriate attire is unbecoming and deeply disappointing to the potential patient. Another problem is selfies in the ward: you may not think about it, but behind a photo taken in the ward there are many implications".
"They will tell me that I am an old-fashioned person, but I will proceed with this as long as I am president".