Big or small
When I was at my last RE appointment I asked about ob’s and when I needed to get one. She said that the RE’s office graduates us at 11 weeks, but before that there is a little overlap between RE appointments and ob appointments. I told her that I didn’t have an ob or a gyn so she said she would give me a couple of cards of offices near by. She said you want smaller low key offices right? I said sure thinking that sounded fine since sometimes I have issues with doctors and get nervous. When I came out of the room she gave me two cards to places.
Later that evening I googled the two ob’s to do a little research. One was mostly men and one was mostly women. The mostly women one had a website though most of the links did not work. That annoyed me being the nerd I am. I also noticed that the card I had gotten at my RE’s office was old. They have since moved down the street and some from where I work. That stinks. I was looking for something in the building I work. So that kinda threw them out of the pot.
The next ob’s office was mostly men. They don’t have a website at all, but I guess if your a small office (there are four doc’s) you don’t have that? *shrugs* I liked that they were in my building, but the fact that they were mostly men and didn’t have a website I could research them was a minus for me.
While talking to my boss she also recommended a place that is right down the hall from where I work. I checked them out and they do have an awesome website. They have forms up for new patients to fill out and everything. However, I think they are really big as in on their website it says they have “Sex and psychology services: including marriage counseling, depression, anxiety, and much more with a certified professional.” Wow. I think I am going to talk to my boss today and ask if it’s easy to get an appointment and if they really listen to you or treat you just like a person in a big office.
So my question to you guys who have ob’s and have been to them – what kind of office do you like? Big or small? Small could be good, but then if they can’t do some of the stuff I might need, bigger might be better, though I have no idea what I might need. I think I’m going to miss not having to go anywhere to have my blood drawn since they do it right in my RE’s office. Also, what questions should I ask or what are things I should be looking for? An when do I ask these questions? When I call up the receptionist or at my introduction appointment? It’s a lot to think about.
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