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Old 03-08-2018, 03:49 PM
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Had a male Dr Dermatologist who sold the practice to two female doctors. When I went in for annual checkup, she asked what was bothering me, and I said I had a rash under my arm and said "I don't need to see, I'll I give you an RX". Found another Dermatologist.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:02 PM
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A couple questions for folks here who have had full skin exams. I've never had one before but have just had one scheduled with a 2nd Year Resident. With him will be a scribe and a nurse. I understand that the scribe will be taking notes for the doctor. I get that part. What is the nurse there for?

The other thing is why do dermatology practices only hire female nurses and scribes? Where I am going is a very large practice at a big teaching hospital. There are 14 dermatologists (10 female) plus 9 residents, so a pretty big operation. The nursing and scribe ranks are 100% female. I learned that when I asked to be scheduled with male staff. The female scheduler was a bit hostile to my having asked the question and didn't give me an answer other than they only have female nurses and scribes. There was no empathy in the form of "I understand your concern but...".

I am perfectly comfortable with the doctor doing the exam but as you have likely surmised I am uncomfortable with having two women in the room observing. Why women who would never allow a man to do their mammogram, who generally do not want male nursing & tech staff in L&D, who generally do not allow men to do their vaginal ultrasounds etc don't understand that men might be modest too is a mystery to me.
Biker, you just have to get comfortable with women MDS, they are becoming the majority
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mike1003 View Post
Biker, you just have to get comfortable with women MDS, they are becoming the majority
I have paid attention to men on related threads who have commented about their positive experiences with female MD's and have resolved that I am willing to give it a try, so long as she does an exam by herself. What I object to is two low level (scribe & LPN) staff brought in there to observe the exam. They are not professionals. I feel the same way if the doctor is a male. I don't want him bringing in these low level observers either.
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