Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh, I hate being flaky!

But this is important. I think I am going to have to change my yearly GYN exam for the third time.

Here is the situation: I have not seen an OB/GYN since I have moved to SW VA. I made an appointment with a randomly chosen doc, (we will call her Dr Random.) I had to change the appointment time once because of a work conflict. I work with GYN surgeons every day, so I have met a lot of OB/GYN docs. Some I liked, some I do not like. The problem is that my appointment for my yearly exam is with Dr Random. This doctor does not do gyn surgery, so I have not met her. I have worked with some of the other docs in Dr Random's group, and I love one of them (we will call her Dr Sweetness.) I think I want to change my appointment, again, so that I can see Dr Sweetness. But I am not sure if she delivers babies. I sort of want to start a relationship with a doc and keep it. I am really picky about my health care providers.
I have spent the past two years with inconsistent health care providers. I want some consistency. Is that so much to ask for?

What do you all think? Should I take the risk and change it to Dr Sweetness? Or should I keep the appointment with Dr Random? (I am sort of leaning toward switching the appointment to Dr Sweetness. From what I have seen, I think she is a fantastic doctor.)


SAHW said...

I would definitely say switch to the doctor you feel more comfortable with...it's really important to have a good relationship with your doctor, esp if you plan to be with her for a while.

edie & ella said...

definitely switch -- especially since you haven't seen the other one yet. you will spend ALOT of time with them hopefully soon so you may as well like them from the start

VA Blondie said...

The only problem I have with switching is that Dr Sweetness does not deliver babies. If I switched to Dr Sweetness, I still would be seeing someone else to follow a pregnancy. Dr Random does babies. I think I will end up keeping my appointment with Dr Random and go to Dr Sweetness after I have children or decide not to have them. That way I can get to know the doctor who may deliver. I will post more on this soon, I think.