This is a current deadly issue involving CDC and they are investigating if this deadly bacteria is on chairs and examining tables in doctor and dentist office. This article also tells you things to do and ask when going to a doctor or dentist office.
I got sick in November and went to a doctor in December because I was not getting better from the treatment received in November. That doctor's office prescribed antibiotic which made me sick so I quit taking it after a few days. I am glad that I did and I recovered from being sick. It is doubtful the antibiotic would have helped with what I had anyway and rest, fluids seemed to do the trick over time. Too many practitioners are read to write that script for antibiotics rather than really treat what is in front of them. Same office and I mentioned that my leg looked puffy and I was told, yep, it does and that was it. Nothing about what to do about it, etc. The physical consisted of asking a whole lot of questions, some that were repeated, listening to my heart and sending me out the door with an order for lab work and fecal samples. Not the kind of physical I have gotten annually before. Pretty lousy as far as I am concerned.