What to look for in a Gynecologist

If you are reading this, the chances are that you are looking for a new gynecologist, or someone you love is. There are many gynecologists out there to choose from. Some people look to reviews of doctors, or enlist a new doctor’s service through word of mouth.

Many women rely on word of mouth when it comes to gynecologists, but the practice may be a little misguided as reviews are often times ruled by emotions rather than logic and facts.

But reviews, and recommendations from friends aside, here are three key things to look for when seeking out a gynecologist.

One: He’s he or she, board certified?

It may surprise you to learn that not all doctors are board certified. The certification is not mandatory, but an additional step taken by a doctor to showcase their knowledge and prove that they are staying up to date with the latest advancements in their field. 

Having a board-certified doctor gives you added confidence in their ability to do their job and treat you with the most up-to-date methods.

Two: What is their level of experience?

Every doctor has to start somewhere, right? A good deal of people may wince at the prospect of having a newly trained doctor, but younger eyes, are sharper that older more complacent ones. 

Take the time to assess the doctors experience and ask them if they have any specialties in the area of gynecology.

Three: Do they accept your insurance?

Now this may seem silly, but not a lot of people check if a doctor accepts insurance before they visit the practitioner. The danger in seeing a doctor who doesn’t accept your insurance, is that of unpaid bills for services that should have been free.

In searching for any doctor, it is important that you feel safe, respected and listened to by the physician. Many doctors today are far too concerned with seeing the maximum amount of patients they can to increase profit margins. This rushed attitude can lead to rookie mistakes and your discomfort. So, if you ever feel that a gynecologist is lacking in the treatment they provide, you should report them and continue the search for another gynecologist.