GP or OB/GYN? (Yet another DC doctor question...)
February 1, 2010 4:48 PM Subscribe
Due to a craptastically crappy situation, I need a new doctor (in DC or NoVA). I don't know whether to look for a GP or an OB/GYN. Advice and specific recommendations are very much appreciated... I haven't done this (look for a new doctor) in a long time (~10 years).
posted by somanyamys to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, today I found out (when I called to make an appointment) that my doctor (GP) of 10 years has left the practice she was with, and is apparently now only with Kaiser. I am not with Kaiser. So I can't see her anymore, at least not until open season rolls around again (another 12 months) and I can change my insurance.
Thus, time for a new doc. This terrifies me. I loved my old doc. She took care of everything I needed, from head (my neurologist sucked so I dumped him), to chick parts (I've never had an ob/gyn) and now I don't know what to do.
I am getting to the point of maybe thinking about having kids. Does that mean I should start building a relationship with an OB/GYN now? Will an OB/GYN take care of the rest of me (if they are my PCP), or will they have to refer me to another doc for migraines / strep throat / other non-chick-part ailments?
Or is it better to find a good GP? Will all GPs take care of your chick parts if you want? Or was my GP unusual in her willingness to do well woman exams?
Bonus points for anyone who can recommend a really good doc (ob/gyn or gp, as you think appropriate) in the DC/NoVA area, with an office staff that doesn't think patients are pool scum. My insurance is Coventry. I do not know anyone else with this insurance, except my spouse, who is no help.