Post # 1
DH and moved to another part of the city and my beloved nurse-practictioner is no longer convenient for me. I need to find another doctor but don’t know what kind to look for. My NP did my yearly pelvic exams and PAPs and physicals for school. That’s all I really need right now (no other major medical issues).
So, what kind of doctor should I find? Who is your main healthcare provider?
Post # 3
I don’t have a general doctor. I need to get one though because OBGYNs don’t have much experience with other stuff outside of woman parts.
So eventually I will have a GP and a OBGYN for my annual appointments. Don’t really want a GP all up in my womanly places!
Post # 4
i’m in the same boat as you JeniRae. i pretty much only see my gyno since i’m rarely ever sick with anything else and all I’ve had to go for since I moved away from my old doctor were yearly exams and pap smears. i’ll have to find a general practitioner sometime though if i ever get a sore throat or something like that.
Post # 5
I have a GP…she handles all of my overall wellness issues. She does everything except GYN exams. Those, I go to my GYN for. They both are in the same medical building so it’s convenient.
Post # 6
have a general practitioner that I see for things like allergies, colds, flu, etc. My OBGYns clinic doesn’t like if you use their services for things in addition to woman stuff because it is a woman’s clinic. When i was in high school, it was more of an everyone-in-one-building kind of deal.
Post # 7
My GP is my regular doctor, and then I go to a Gyno for my paps and stuff.
I was once without a GP, and was scheduled to see my gyno for my yearly pap, and I started to ask her questions not related to the lady parts. She answered them, but highly recommended that I find a GP because they specialize in the common problems and prevention of other diseases. She was right! My GP was the one to diagnosed me with the Big C, and caught it early (I had no symptoms, but she knew what to look for).
Post # 8
My reg dr is the dr I went to when I was pregnant. That is what she does, but becuase I don’t have another dr, she still sees me for all my needs
Post # 9
I see an internal medicine physician (so a general practitioner). I go there for both regular stuff (allergies, colds, etc) as well as my annual exam. I don’t have any major female health concerns, so I’m fine with just going to the GP for a PAP, etc.
Post # 10
I just go to the OB/GYN don’t really have other issues. If I get sick I go to the minute clinic in CVS because there is no wait usually!
Post # 12
My GP can do my pap, but I’ve been going to a OB/GYN for that. I have abnormal pap smears so I end up seeing the OB/GYN three or four times a year for extra paps and an annual colposcopy. I see my GP for everything else and he almost always has appointments fairly quickly.
If I wanted to see any other sort of doctor, I would need a referral from my GP according to my insurance policy.
Post # 13
I currently go to my GYN, looking to find a GP, but really wishing one doctor could just do both! 🙂
Post # 14
I have a GP (well technically Internal Medicine doc), but right now my OB/Gyn takes care of everything 🙂 My GP is scared to do anything with me while pregnant. I went to see her once, and her advice was to see the OB. So now I do for everything until the baby is born (if that ever happens!)
Post # 15
We have a bit of different healthcare structure over here. We cant see a Gynae without a referral from a GP, so you need to see the GP first and a Gynae wont do a routine PAP smear unless it is part of already refered care (ie had a previous abnormal result requiring colposcopy and/or surgery etc).
Also, Gynae’s wont even do a pill prescription, so you really need a GP for everything. I get my breast check, skin cancer (another probably Australia specific, darned hole in the ozone layer) and pelvic exam (including PAP smear) all in one hit so im pretty much naked the whole time anyway…
Post # 16
Haha, @Miss Sydney that’s a good way of looking at it.