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Tips on How to Find the Best Gynecologist

It can be quite stressful for women when they have to choose a new or their first gynecologist. You require the services of a gynecologist to see you through some of your most emotional transitions such as PMS, contraception, and menopause We often turn to the Ob-gyn when we experience the following: Delayed periods Complications in pregnancy The feared bulge in the chest.

Most women spend much of their time searching for good hairstylist instead of an Ob-gyn who is more important than the hairstylist. Below are tips on identifying the right Ob-gyn for you.

What are your needs?

Before deciding on an Ob-gyn, ask yourself what your needs are. You may be experiencing a condition which falls under a particular sub-specialty of gynecology. For instance, if you have the problem of an uncontrollable bladder, your doctor may introduce you to a gynecologist who specializes in your problem. Below are the four sub-specialties of gynecology: Reproductive endocrinology-experts in fertility matters Maternal-Fetal Medicine- Dealing with problematic pregnancies. Urologists-specialists of bladder problems in women. Gynecologic Oncologist- experts on cancers that affect women.

Carry out background research

Once you have established the kind of gynecologist you need, start digging all the information you can get about your prospective gynecologist. The data can be from friends and relatives or through asking the women health association in your state to provide you with more information about the ob-gyn. Searching online also helps. There are websites online which may provide the information you need, such as credentials, years in practice, patient reviews, malpractice data, and sanctions.

Practical considerations such as policies and office hours can affect your needs. Ask yourself the following questions when researching about your potential gynecologist: What time is the office open? When the gynecologist is not available, who stands in for him or her?In cases of emergency, how fast can the Ob-gyn return your call?

Shared values

Of importance is that you and your gynecologist agree on some values. For example, if you go to see your gynecologist for contraception and while discussing, you find out that your gynecologist is not a birth control believer, then this should be a red flag. In such a case, you may need to look for another gynecologist.

To summarize, satisfaction is also important as much as credentials and the knowledge of the gynecologist. You need to be worried if you experience any distress. Do not settle if you are not getting what you need because there are good doctors out there who are ready to help. Know you have all the knowledge on how to pick the best gynecologist.

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