The health and wellness industry is quite vast. There are numerous disciplines and specialties within it. So, it would stand to good reason that, depending on the specialty, that most prized of instruments will differ from one specialist medical practitioner to another. But generally speaking, you will see that most doctors, no matter what their specialty, will have a small and uniform selection of instruments to hand.
These instruments will mostly be for diagnostic or inspection purposes. One of the most prized instruments for most doctors is that of the endoscope. And another prized instrument will always be the stethoscope. A good doctor never leaves surgery or home without it. And it has always been a longstanding tradition to gift a successful graduate in medicine with his first and, perhaps only, stethoscope.
And it is not unusual to see specialists like psychiatrists and chiropractors using these instruments. They remain vital components and part and parcel of pretty much any specialist medical trade. Earlier, it was remarked upon the possibility of this being an ‘only’ instrument. Given the correct stethoscope and endoscope repair services work, this is a possibility. And given that they are often called upon to attend to emergencies, medical practitioners do not need to be on the receiving end of emergencies.
They are taught at an early stage, whether at medical school or through experience, to be well-organized whilst striving for efficiency of purpose. This particularly applies to private rooms but should apply to public institutions which, sadly, are still lagging in their standards and procedures, but of course, always with notable exceptions. A well-organized clinic or surgery sends its instruments out for regular inspection and maintenance work.
This alleviates the possibility of the breakdown of an instrument becoming an emergency.