5 Steps to Choosing an OB/GYN
Choosing a doctor is probably one of the most critical factors of your pregnancy, but for many women, it’s not an area that they want to address. It just feels too hard trying to figure out where to find a doctor and which one matches you. If you already have an OB/GYN, you’re the lucky one. If not, just how do you choose the doctor who is right for you?
Most OB/GYN offices accept many major insurance plans. Before making your first appointment, contact the office to find out if they are in your network coverage.
It is important to research where your OB/GYN office is located in proximity to the hospital locations they are affiliated with. Finding a practice that is in close proximity to a highly developed medical facility allows you the comfort in knowing you and your baby will be well taken care of. Your OB/GYN should be someone that offers high quality care and can meet all your obstetric and gynecologists needs.
Make sure to do your research before choosing an OB/GYN. Look at what questions you should be asking your physician and take into consideration the training, experience, and background of your OB/GYN.
It’s important to get feedback from your peers when looking for an OB/GYN you can trust. View patient testimonials online and referral websites to view comments from past patients.
You should always have open lines of communication with your physician. Make sure your doctor is someone you feel comfortable sharing with and asking questions. It’s important to address any issues you are having with your physician at every office visit.