(Closed) Male vs female general practitioner

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a male GP, primarily because he is on my insurance.   If you have a choice, go with whatever gender you are most comfortable with :).

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a female (also a female gynecologist). For some reason, I’m more comfortable with females (when it comes to my health, body, etc.).

Edit: I think it’s because I feel like a female can ‘relate’ to me…”Yes, I understand cramps, etc.”  I know male docs are just as qualified, but I don’t feel like they personally can understand, so that’s why a prefer a woman. 🙂
 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I’ve moved around so much and had been a grad student for awhile so mainly went to whoever was available at the time at the university place.  When I got poison ivy on my bum (I run in the woods and had to pee, squatted in some poison sumac I think) I’m glad I went to a woman but other than that I’ve had good and bad experiences with both. 

I did have a young male physician who I felt was hitting on me, maybe not, but he spent more time asking me about my running habits and saying I should come run with this group he meets up with then anything else, I came in for laryngitis and left without anything for that, it was a bit weird. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I currently have a female but for the 10 years prior to that I had a male (he moved from GP to become an ER dr.) He was an awesome Dr and I didn’t feel uncomfortable with him at all.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I will have a male GP (haven’t seen him yet this year) but a woman Gyno. I too am more comfortable with a female gyno but during this pregnancy, the OB office I go to makes sure that I am seen by both doctor’s so they are familiar with my case since either one can be the deliverer of the baby. This has made me a little more comfy with a guy OB. I think it helps that he is easy going and pretty cool.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a male gp and ob/gyn. I’ve gone to females in the past and they would always rush me and I felt they weren’t thorough enough. That is of course, not to say that all female physicians are like this because I have a female allergist and GI doc who are extemely thorough and wonderful. It really depends on the person, but overall I’ve found that I’m surprisingly comfortable with having a male physician.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a male gp and a female gyn, I like them both, and will keep them as long as I can. My female gyno will also be my OB, when that time comes!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I have always had a female GP but I have a male cardiologist. At first it was weird having a guy look at my chest, but when you’ve been in the ER a few times you really don’t care who is looking as long as they make you feel better 😀

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have a femal GP, a woman gastrointerologist, a male RE (reproductive endocrinologist), a male oral surgeon, and now a female obgyn that i see regularly. i’ve had all kinds of doctors looking in places that used to bother me. You realize they’re professionals when you’re put in situations you don’ thave a choice in (my RE is one of the best RE docs in stl and he’s a dude, so, yeah, i took him!) so it doesn’t bother me anymore. I want a dr who listens and is compassionate, no matter where they’re poking around =]. i was really surprised how comfortable i was with my male RE doctor though–he was TEN TIMES more compassionate and nicer than any woman obgyn or np i’ve EVER had. i’ll be in good hands if i have trouble ttc =]

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

My GP is also my GYN, she is certified in both. Definitely female.

I am planning on getting the ladies done later this year and my plastic surgeon is a male. You cant trust a woman to want another woman’s boobs to look awesome, but you can definitely trust a man to do it.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

As a woman, I simple prefer female providers.  I have tried men and women as general providers and as gynos, but I have always felt that women were innately more able to understand my health issues.  However, this doesn’t apply to providers like dentists or other specialists where health issues are not gender related.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

LOL @ Zippylef!!!!!! That is the funniest damn thing i’ve ever heard =]. My SIL’s plastic surgeon was a dude, too

Funny, men are ALWAYS plastic surgeons. I have yet to meet one woman PS. =]

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

@ejs- There are a couple women PS in STL. I didnt even bother calling them. lol.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

My doc is part of a husband/wife practice, but I always see the wife or the female nurse practitioner.  I prefer a woman because I’m more comfortable discussing personal things with them and asking questions.  Having a male doctor examine me doesnt’ really bother me, but discussing any issues I’m having would.  I HAVE to be comfortable with my doctor, I hate leaving the doctors with unanswered questions.

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