An apple a day isn't cutting it
December 4, 2012 3:43 PM Subscribe
Need a NYC doctor (GP) that is laid back and understands people who are terrified of doctors.
posted by thirdletter to health & fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last time I was in front of a doctor, I threw up because I was so nervous. I don't have this problem with dentists, podiatrists, massage therapists, chiropractors or eye doctors...
I have new insurance and I should probably get a check up. And while I LOVE ZocDoc because it helps me get over the hump of calling and making an appointment, there's no way to filter out doctors who will roll their eyes at my abject terror around them. I also don't want someone who is going to be patronizing about of this either -- I realize it's a pretty ridiculous fear and I should just nut up.
Looking specifically for someone in Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn. I don't see any difference in my terror between a man or woman doctor, so either is fine.
Bonus points if you also have a gyno who fits the bill--or better yet, if Dr. Understanding does both general checkups and well woman exams.