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November 14, 2006 1:59 PM Subscribe
What sort of doctor should a young woman have as her primary physician?
posted by divka to health & fitness (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Until now, I've always had a limited doctor choice through an HMO. So, I've always picked an gynecologist as my primary physician--and seen that doctor for everything from pelvic exams to allergy issues. Now, I have a honest-to-goodness "real job" with great health insurance. I don't even need to pick a primary care physician--I can see who I like.
So, do I pick a general practice doctor as my usual doctor? And if so, will they do my annual lady-type exam and dole out birth control pills? Or should I pick a gynecologist for my usual doctor. And will they not do general practice medicine (basic physical, etc.) usually on a PPO plan? Do most women end up using multiple physicians?
(FYI, I have no major health issues other than an impressive list of allergies. Also, if anyone lives in the Bethesda or Rockville, MD area and has doctor recommendations--please share.)