This is a topic that has recently come up between me and several other women in my area. So we decided to get together with as many women as possible and see if we can figure out some type of guide that would make it easier for moms to find a good OBGYN. The reason why we feel that there should be some type of guide is because trying to find a good doctor is a very difficult task. Also when it comes to getting your regular examination you want someone who is going to be caring and gentle. The one thing we all really want is a doctor who really cares, and unfortunately this is becoming more and more difficult to find. So we came up with a few suggestions that we hope will help other women in their hunt to find a good OBGYN.
The first thing that you can do is speak with your close friends or family members who have been going through the doctor search process for years. They probably have been through a long list of doctors or they have actually found one that they really like. Either way that should be able to give you a recommendation when it comes to doctors. However during the course of our discussion we discovered that two women in our group had the same OBGYN and one really liked the doctor and the other didn’t. Therefore you will need to find a doctor who fits your own personal preferences. So we thought that maybe it would be a good idea for women to make up a list of qualities that they would like in their doctor. Obviously no doctor is perfect so you may not find one that fits everything on your list. Therefore you will need to try and figure out what you can do without. For example one person said that she preferred her doctor be thorough and performs every test possible to get to the bottom of a problem. She would be willing to cope with someone who did not have good people skills as long as they are thorough. You may prefer that a doctor be thorough and still have good people skills, it really does depend on the person.
You should also make sure that you check which hospital your doctor has privileges at. Some doctors have privileges at numerous different hospitals, and some don’t. If there is a particular hospital that you just don’t like then you need to make sure that you’re OBGYN, is able to use a different hospital. Many women don’t think about which hospital they would have to go to until there is a problem. Remember that it will take time to find a doctor that you are comfortable with, so try visiting a few and don’t be afraid to ask questions. For example you have a right to know how long that doctor has been practicing medicine, or if they have any had any complaints against them. You can usually look up this information on line, but you should also be able to ask your doctor these questions as well. The bottom line is you need to find out what works best for you and what fits with your insurance plan. It may take a little bit of searching but it is possible to find a good doctor that you are comfortable with.