There are many things you need to consider when you are looking for a new gynecologist. You need to find a doctor who takes your insurance, is accepting new patients, is available to see you within the time frame you need to be seen within, is conveniently located by your home or work and is someone you are comfortable with. However, in addition to all of these factors, there are a few other factors you may need to consider that are often overlooked. Here are a few of the lesser known factors to consider when selecting a gynecologist in Brooklyn.
If the Doctor is a General Gynecologist or Obstetrician-Gynecologist
If you are not planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, you may need a general gynecologist. If you are already trying to become pregnant or plan on it within the next few years, you may want to start seeing an obstetrician-gynecologist. You can always switch to an ob-gyn after getting pregnant, but many women prefer to build up a rapport with one doctor, so consider both your needs now and a few years into the future when selecting a doctor for your female needs.
How Much Time the Doctor Spends on a Visit
When you are looking for a gynecologist, ask the office staff how long the doctor spends with a patient during an annual visit. The doctor should spend have at least 15 to 30 minutes blocked off for just your appointment. If they have less than ten minutes to spend with you, you may not have time to discuss any concerns you have or ask any questions. As such, this is very important to learn about. It is important to keep in mind that things do happen in doctors offices and a patient may need more time with the doctor. As such, the doctor may be running late or be in a hurry to get to another appointment. However, they should never make you feel rushed or hurry you out of the office. If they do, it may be time to find a new doctor.
How Clean the Office Is
Lastly, if possible, swing by the office to fill out your new patient information before your appointment. While you are there, take a look around. If the waiting room and areas you can see with your naked eye are dirty, it might not bode so well for the private parts of the office. Always consider how clean the office is when you are looking for a new gynecologist.
If you are looking for a new gynecologist in Brooklyn, give us a call today. We are a full service medical center who would love to help you with all of your medical needs. Call us now to schedule an appointment.