Choosing who cares for your reproductive health is vital to your overall well-being. You need someone skilled, someone you can trust, and a doctor who listens and cares. Let’s explore ways to select the best OB/GYN physician in the Sandwich, IL, area.
Should you trust your reproductive health to just anyone? Of course, you shouldn’t. So, make sure you check your prospective OB/GYN physician’s education and board certification. Consumer Reports and Healthgrades.com offer patient reviews of services, but also hospital affiliations, board certifications (American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology), and how long a doctor has been in practice. Look at the physician’s website for confirmation of this important information.
Does the doctor offer both obstetrics AND gynecology? If you’re a woman of child-bearing age, you’ll want someone who is an expert in both. Additionally, does the practice offer important services– ultrasound examination, postpartum care, in-office lab services, and minimally invasive GYN procedures, such as small incision hysterectomy? What is the new doctor’s area of special interest? For example, if you suspect you have endometriosis, ask how many patients the doctor has treated who have this condition. What treatments does he or she typically use?
Finally, does the doctor offer services which nurture your overall wellness? Examples include screening for depression, weight management, and cosmetic/medical services, such as varicose vein treatment.
Philosophy of Care Matters
You want a gynecologist who shares your beliefs about pregnancy and contraception. Question the doctor carefully so you are not surprised by incompatibility, as the years go on and needs arise.
Additionally, you want a doctor who answers all your questions patiently and thoroughly. Also, does he or she want to know you personally? Does the doctor ask questions about your treatment preferences?
The Support Staff Matters
Schedule a consultation with your prospective gynecologist. While you’re there, note the office atmosphere. Were you greeted in a friendly, respectful manner? Did your appointment start promptly, or did you wait a long time without information about the delay?
Before you make your final selection, speak to the office staff at the medical office. Do they accept your insurance? If so, are there co-pays? Contact your insurance to ensure the doctor is part of their network, so you don’t have unexpected bills. Are annual check-ups and wellness visits covered? Does the doctor practice at a quality hospital in your network?
Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologists in Yorkville, Plainfield, Aurora, and Sandwich, IL
We want you to have the best, patient-centered OB/GYN care available anywhere. Please call us to schedule a consultation with one of our three board-certified physicians:(815) 786-1088 or contact us through our website. We have locations in Sandwich, Yorkville, Plainfield, and Aurora, IL. Our team will be happy to answer all your questions!