Women have the unique concern of safeguarding and maintaining their gynecological health. Because many primary care physicians do not offer this level of care, you may find it best to visit with a doctor that specializes in this area of medicine. You can choose a gynecologist with whom you can feel comfortable and safe by knowing what qualifications to look for in this kind of provider.
Training and Experience
Your first priority may center on finding a gynecologist who is well-trained and experienced in this field of medicine. While you may understand that newly graduated doctors must gain experience somehow, you may prefer that it not come at the expense of your own health.
Instead, you should look for a provider who has years’ worth of experience in gynecology and who has treated dozens of patients prior to taking you on as a client. This experience could translate into more competent care for you and any gynecological issues you might face.
Another tactic that you might use to find a gynecologist involves considering the reviews of other patients. The Internet has dozens if not hundreds of websites that you can visit to find out how other patients have reviewed the doctor you plan to visit. Based on the details in those reviews, you can decide whether or not to continue with your appointment or reschedule with another provider.
You should note, however, that many people leave reviews that are not objective and instead based on bias and misunderstanding. You should utilize a fair amount of skepticism and common sense as you read the reviews of the gynecologist.
Empathy and Understanding
You can also base your choice of a gynecological provider on how understanding and empathetic the doctor is to your health concerns. If the doctor appears to take your concerns seriously and listens thoroughly to what you are saying, you may have every reason to believe that this provider has your best interests at heart and can provide the level of care you need.
However, if your gynecologist appear to be rude, dismissive, or disinterested in your concerns, you may take these behaviors as signs that you should find another provider. You want anything you discuss with your doctor to be given its due credence and your concerns to be acted upon as necessary to safeguard your health.
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Dr. Sherry Thomas offers the utmost care and compassion to her patients. Located in Agoura Hills, for decades, she has helped patients dealing with gynecological issues, and she looks forward to helping you, too. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.