Post # 1
So I gotta eventually go and do my doctor’s visits, but I’ve never actually chosen a doctor before.
Before it was just what the Navy stuck me with, what was available at the school, and what my parents chose.
I already know how to look up what my insurance covers. Do I look up reviews online? Do I just pick a name and go with it? How did you choose? I don’t really care much about my general physician, but I’m a little wary about just picking one for ob/gyn.
Post # 3
I heard about a doctor taking new patients, so scheduled a meet and greet and luckily I liked her. Many people don’t have a GP here, as there aren’t enough doctors.
I don’t have an Ob/Gyn. I’ve seen the one at the university once. I don’t see the need for one anytime soon, but if I do need one, my GP would probably give me a referral.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
For a period I was without insurance so I called EVERY area doctor, only two were accepting new clients that didn’t havei nsurance, I went with the first and LOVE it there.
I definitely got lucky.
Post # 5
Referral from a friend. Luckily, he takes my insurance, too.
Post # 6
unfortunately I don’t know anyone in the area… I moved here recently and still don’t have a job yet. So I don’t even have co-workers to ask (which could be awkward anyways)
I guess I’m just going to have to research online.
Post # 7
I interviewed mine. I researched a lot and then picked three I thought were more “holistic” and also offered OBGYN services. I then did a wellness check with three of them. I used this as my interview. I then picked mine based on her bedside manor. She talked to me the longest and went through my entire medical history (unlike one who glanced at my one page form and left it at that). She would also be my doctor when/if I get pregnant.
Post # 8
You can typically go to the website of your insurance provider and they will have an area where you can serach for doctors in our area that are covered by your insurance.
I looked for places with good online reviews and that were close to me and then I used my insurance providers website to make sure they would accept my insurance.
Post # 9
@Mrs.KMM: that’s exactly what I’m doing now. It looks like there are two main places to go (where a lot of people go and it’s less personal and some not so good reviews) and a bunch of doctors with their own practices and like no reviews… ugh