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View Poll Results: Your doctors gender
I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by a man doctor 11 4.31%
I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by a woman doctor 52 20.39%
I'm a man who prefers to be treated by a man doctor 57 22.35%
I'm a man who prefers to be treated by a woman doctor 20 7.84%
I truly don't care about the gender of my doctor 115 45.10%
Voters: 255. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: CA
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Only female gyno's. I just need someone that has been through it - you know. To me, women doctors understand the discomfort that we go through.

That's not to say they have all been pleasant. In fact, I have had just ONE doctor that has been wonderful and caring and I travel 60 miles to see her.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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It's just a pity people get so offended over gender requests, especially if it's a man requesting a male doctor.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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If I ever went to a doctor today, either he was male or I would be going back home.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Is an opposite sex doctor a deal breaker for you?

Or a same sex doctor for that fact?

Do you prefer a doctor to be the other gender?

Or maybe you are truly neutral.

The poll is anonymous.
I think women doctors, just like women overall are a little more sympathetic and caring, but I don't care which sex my doctors are, just as long as I feel comfortable with them and think they know what they are doing. I had a female in Dallas that I really liked and was totally satisfied with her treatment and advise. She didn't think we needed to see a specialist every time we sneezed. We had a nurse practitioner in NM we loved. She cared, she seemed to know when we needed someone with more knowledge than she had and she would call us even at 7pm if she felt it necessary. Here our primary care doctor is also a female. She is kind, nice, pleasant to talk to , but we feel like she is nothing more than a referral a referral system that either says I want you to see Dr so and so, or here is a pill, take it, you will feel better or die. I am changing soon (to another female for that matter) hubby is on the fence, like a few of our friends. He wants to change, but his medical problems are a little complex and he isn't sure he wants to start over.

Nita

ps: there was a time when he was not comfortable with a female, this doesn't bother him anymore.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I am far more concerned with the physician's training and specialization then their gender. Next comes insurance panel. I currently have 3 female and 3 male physicians; I see a dentist, ophtalmologist, pulmnologist, allery doc, internist (PCP), and dermatologist.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I have 5 different doctors, 3 are male, 2 are female. The female doctors are the more caring understanding and interested in your problems than the male doctors. The male doctors go wham bam thankyou man as fast as they can so they can get to the next patients $$$.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:48 PM
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Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I'm a guy and I won't go to a female doctor.

I am always clean and showered when I go to the doctor.....but the female doctors always wrinkle their noses at me....write nasty notes in my records...and in general do not seem to know what they are doing.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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The poll indicates my preference is rare. I'm a woman who prefers to be treated by male doctors. I'll see female doctors. I've only found one that is normal. The rest were irritable snobs. Overall, male doctors listen to me better and are more compassionate and capable.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:37 AM
 
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Gender of a doctor is the least of my concerns. I have a lot of health problems so go to many specialists and even travel out of state for them. It is hard enough to find a good doctor and if I limited it to a certain sex it would make things that much harder.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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I care most about whether the doctor is someone I feel comfortable talking to - and who is listening, and who has simpatico medical views. And at my age the idea that my plumbing is sacred is beyond ridiculous, my basic interest in that area is does the water still run and can I turn it off when I want to.

Gender aversion comes in only when I venture into what is called "alternative" medicine. I find the females in this field are. in my experience. wildly over the top in their claims and often very thin on knowledge of human anatomy, etc. and they tend to gush rather than talk. Thus, I stick with a trained- in-China male practitioner.
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