• April 1, 2022

3 Signs It’s Time to Switch Gynecologists

Every woman should see a gynecologist on a consistent basis to maintain her health. It’s important to note that your gynecologist should be experienced, qualified, and understanding. In this blog, we’ll look at three signs it’s time to switch gynecologists. If you find yourself in any of these situations, it may be time to start looking for a different gynecologist who can provide the care, attention, and services you expect.

1. The Appointments Feel Rushed

Gynecology is one of the most important branches of medicine. Gynecological problems such as menstrual disorders, pelvic pain, uterine fibroids, and urinary incontinence (among many, many other concerns) must never be taken lightly.

If your appointments feel rushed during every visit, it could be a sign that your gynecologist isn’t focused on providing you with the attention you need to feel comfortable or isn’t interested in understanding your concerns. Granted, sometimes your doctor experiences overscheduling, but if it’s with every visit, then have a discussion with them. If the situation doesn’t improve, you may want to start looking for another OB/GYN.

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2. They’re Dismissive of Your Concerns

Every woman who visits their gynecologist comes with a set of concerns. No matter what they are, they are important to you. It’s your gynecologist’s job to listen to you and steer you in the right direction, either with the right information or through a proper diagnosis.

There is an adage which says that the reason humans have two ears and one mouth is that we should listen twice as much as we speak. If your OB/GYN is dismissive of your concerns and continually talking over you, consider it a sign that they are not interested in listening. A good gynecologist will be patient and authentically want to understand what you’re experiencing. They’ll address your concerns empathetically and steer you in the right direction.

You should feel comfortable during your appointments. If you always feel on edge or anxious, it may be time to switch.

3. They’re Overcharging You

a gynecologist discussing the payment plan with a patient

While your insurance company regulates how much your doctor can charge for certain services, overcharging can still happen. Recent laws have been passed that require healthcare providers to publish the pricing on procedures publicly—typically on their website. Make sure you access the price list or call the doctor’s office to fully understand what you will be charged.

You should know how much you will pay for the office visit, diagnostic tests, and actual treatments before they are done. Keep in mind that you may not mind paying more for your doctor than others because, after all, they provide great care and you feel comfortable with them. That’s fine as long you understand and agree to the price beforehand.

However, if you have a fixed income or are price shopping, talk with your friends and family members about how much they’re paying for their gynecological services. Each service differs, as each patient has a different set of concerns. If you feel that you’re being overcharged, then it may be time to shop for a new doctor.

Are you looking for an experienced, qualified, and understanding gynecologist? At TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital, we have a team of committed gynecologists from which to choose. Simply visit our website and find a gynecologist near you. Once you get to their profile, click on their website address to schedule an appointment directly with their office.

We address a range of common issues, including menopause, irregular menstrual bleeding, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, uterine polyps, pelvic prolapse, fibroids, bladder incontinence, and more.

As one of the leading surgical hospitals in North Houston, we put our patients first.

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