How often do we ask ourselves about how to choose the right gynecologist, who should I go to for the qualified help? When should I see a gynecologist for the first time, how often should I visit a doctor?
To understand these issues, it is necessary to understand that woman’s body is a complex mechanism, for the functioning of which, a woman should constantly monitor her general condition. And it is important to start doing it from childhood. The maximum attention should be paid to the functioning of the reproductive system of the women with the beginning of the menstrual cycle. It is important to not delay the first visit to the gynecologist. How you can get to know that this specialist is really a professional? How many different opinions and advice we hear from our friends or on social networks?
Obstetrics and gynecology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases of the genital area of women, medical supervision of pregnancy, care during childbirth and the postpartum period. Reproductologist solves fertility problems.
Therefore, it is very important to choose a competent doctor, a professional, preferably with many years of experience in gynecology.
A good gynecologist: selection criteria
A good gynecologist is a guarantee of your women’s health, remember this and choose it correctly. The main selection criteria are as follows:
Professionalism. Naturally, your doctor must be a graduate of a medical school and graduate from the Faculty of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He must also constantly undergo additional training in the form of courses that improve the knowledge that doctors of any specificity must receive at least once every five years. Take thematic training courses, attend conferences.
Many women believe that professionalism is the ability to treat disease, but this is not the case. It is not always possible to cure a woman with an advanced form of the disease. And only a professional can tell about the available and most effective methods of treatment, the appropriateness of therapeutic or surgical treatment. He will determine the optimal method, talk about possible results, justify the prospects of the chosen method of treatment. A good gynecologist will never guarantee 100% treatment and an exact term.
Attentiveness. Prior to the examination of the patient, the doctor must warn her of the possibility of unpleasant and painful sensations, so that the woman can prepare morally. He must comment on each action, and when prescribing medication, he must explain why he is prescribing it and what unpleasant consequences may occur. The doctor should also comment on the diagnosis and the entries made in the medical record. If a patient has questions about the diagnosis or treatment, the doctor must answer them clearly.
“Sarafan radio”. A good gynecologist can be found on the recommendations of relatives, friends, acquaintances, colleagues. But you need to understand that everyone has their own opinion and needs, and not always your views will coincide. Therefore, you need to feel your doctor. And maybe you will not succeed on the first attempt, just continue to look until you find the good one.
Trust. When visiting a clinic or private doctor’s office, you should understand that a gynecologist is not just a person, but a doctor who has come a long way in obtaining a specialization. Therefore, you need to trust him, because your women’s health depends on him.
You can be sure that you have consulted a good gynecologist if he meets the following criteria:
Conducts a balanced consultation, interviews you as much as possible, even if you think that the questions are not relevant to the problem, comments on their actions, warns of possible unpleasant feelings, recommends a survey plan;
Keeps the patient’s state of health in strict confidence;
Explains the purpose of medications, and for what purpose he prescribes them;
Comments on the entries made in the outpatient card;
Answers the patient’s questions clearly and informatively.