(Closed) Do you see a Family Doctor/ Gen. Practice or just an OB?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A GP is just a doctor… the kind you go to when you have a weird rash your your headaches wont go away. Going to the same OB as your family can actually be helpful because they can use family history and other information to keep you healthy. An OB is just for “feminine” and reproductive things.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I usually see a GP.  I have been to other specialists, including a gynocologist, but that’s only when a GP isn’t comfortable dealing with something specific.  In the case of the gyn, he sent me to a neurologist because he wasn’t comfortable with the issue either.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I was seeing a GP, but I’m seeing an OB/GYN and midwife now due to my pregnancy. The OB deals with me when the midwife doesn’t. But you can always get a referal to someone else through your GP if you have a specific issue to address that they don’t cover.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I usually see a specialist for whatever issue I have.  If the issue is feminine in nature, I see the OB/GYN.  I haven’t seen a GP since I was in high school probably.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I see a family practice doctor that is also an OB. It is great because he sees me for everything. He sees my kids and husband also, him and my husband seriously would spend half of my prenatal check ups talking engineer talk (he use to be one and my husband is now). He knows us all very well and I think the relationship that we have built is so important. If something becomes more complicated then he feels comfortable managing he doesn’t hesitate to give us a referal.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

In the US can you just go see whatever specialist you want to?  Here that is not the case.  You need a GP (even if you don’t have a family doctor, a walk in can do) to refer you.  The waiting lists for the specialists also tend to be long.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a Gen Practicioner and an OB/GYN – I go to them for different things.

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