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Your Local Experts Tips

Advice on finding the right Doctor for you

1. Look for Someone Who Is An Actual Doctor

Believe it or not, at some women’s clinics, you might not be seen by an OB-GYN. Some clinics have Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants instead of a Gynecologist. An OB-GYN is a physician who specializes in female reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. So for the best care, always make sure your appointment is with the doctor.

2. Work With Someone Who Is Familiar With Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

As you get older, you will want to work with a Gynecologist who understands menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Many women who are initially opposed to the idea warm up to it as they are going through menopause and find that life doesn’t have to end when their periods do.

3. Work With Someone Who Is Familiar With A Multitude Of Birth Control Options

There’s more on the market than just “the pill.” Your OB-GYN should be familiar with all forms of birth control, including behavioral, barrier, hormonal, long acting reversible contraceptives including IUD and contraceptive implants and even emergency methods.

4. Work With Someone Who Will Listen To Your Concerns And Take Their Time

When looking for an OBGYN, you should focus on finding a doctor who you feel takes time to understand your unique health challenges, questions, and concerns without rushing the appointment. A good way find out is by setting up an initial interview to see if you two “click” and then taking it from there.