Is There a Poodle in the House?

Furry, four-legged “medical assistant” puts patients at ease in Savannah, Ga.

Jennie McKee

When Steven L. Shapiro, MD, walks into an exam room at his solo orthopaedic practice in Savannah, Ga., an unusual “medical assistant” is often at his side: Amos, Dr. Shapiro’s standard poodle.

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