Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hunt for Dr. Right

We have delayed with the doctor hunt thus far but that time is now over due.

Since we used a fertility clinic the doctor there handled the first visit and agreed to be our doctor thru the move should something arise. She made sure I was given the full panel of prenatal blood tests and whatever else the doctor who would be taking over would normally have done. She also urged us to find a doctor ASAP in Indiana, so my next appointment can be as soon as we are out there.

At first I shuddered at this ominous task, how was I going to get a good doctor in a state I don't even live in.... The answer came to me quite easily and I felt better just thinking it. Wonderful Mindy that is how!! Seana thankfully already has a couple very good friends in Indiana, who are awesome... and run their own preschool.... which can offer a wealth of referral knowledge!

Mindy was able to provide us with 4 references, one being the doctor she had. Now I had something to work with at least!

So I am pretty amiable, my only real requirement for a doctor besides competance... is I want a woman. I know that there are plenty of great Ob-Gyn male doctor's out there that are raved about as the best thing ever to happen to the medical study of the vagina and all the other lady parts! I just don't want him studying mine... I even met with a couple and was examined by a couple at our fertility clinic, and you know it wasn't that bad they were very knowledgable and it didn't bother me nearly as bad as I thought it would during the exam because they were both very professional about the entire thing....

but...

All I can think about is, what possibly motivated a man to go into the field of gynecology in the first place... and all I can imagine in HUGE "Vegasesque Billboard Lights" flashing... "PERV!" I really don't think he was motivated by the need to help women by fighting the diseases and issues women have, he was probably thinking... and excuse the language.... "what career let's me look at pussy all day?.... Gynecology??!!! Sweet sign me up"

All that to say.... I took Mindy's list and divided it in half by looking them up on the internet to see if they were....a male or female... Two made the cut. I looked up the group's that these doctor's worked for on the internet, and found that Mindy's doctor was no longer with the group and so I would have to search for new contact information.... Out of laziness this made my decision quite easy. So I called the Dr's office and our new patient appt is all set for March 4th!!

I provided written permission for all of my medical history with the fertility clinic to be released to her office, and have confirmed today that this has been sent... So now all we have to do is go to the appointment!

We are hoping the "new patient" status will allot us another ultrasound!!

3 comments:

  1. Wait am I the Mindy? If so LOL glad I could help.

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  2. I had a female OBGYN who was in a private practice with her husband. She only did the check-ups. Her husband was in charge of babies, surgeries, and incontinence problems (that is what the office was for. not me personally). After I found out I was pregnant my GYN turned me over to her husband and he was great. I can not imagine going anywhere else or having anyone else besides him deliver my babies. I know not every male OBGYN is like that, in fact, most are probably pervs, but mine was amazing.

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