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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 03-03-2010, 06:15 PM
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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.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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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.
I don't see why it should matter at all, if he/she knows what is doing and doesn't cut the wrong vein, i couldn't care less if is a male or female doctor.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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I've had good and bad doc's from either gender.

What's far more important to me is that they know and understand what they're doing when treating me.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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I used to not care about my doctor's gender, but lately I've had a lot of bad experiences with male doctors (I'm a woman). I've only had good experiences with female doctors. I have a male gyn, but no longer plan to continue going to him, and will be switching to a female gyn from now on. Overall, after all of the bad experiences with male doctors I've had in the last year or two, I think I'm going to only seek out female doctors in the future. I think they're more sensitive, caring and, quite frankly, don't have the jerk personality that most male doctors I've encountered seem to.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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My gyn is a woman, did my hysterectomy, was very caring. My primary Dr is a male, he's good too. I just want a good Dr, male or female.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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I don't care about gender, I care about quality of care and a demeanour I can interact with well.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:26 AM
 
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There are more times where I would prefer a female doctor over a male doctor. I think they listen better and they don't give me the creeps. Some male doctors creep me out.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Depends on the speciality. I only go to female gynecologists and dermatologists because I have had some bad experiences with very unsympathetic male docs in those fields. For other types of doctors gender doesn't matter to me.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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When you chose a doctor the gender should be known from the get go. Then to make an appointment to see a doctor is an act of acceptance of that doctor so what's the issue here?

Going to the doctor is not supposed to be a sexual encounter now is it?
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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I had to see a urologist and sought out a female (I'm a male). Can't justify it. Kind of homophobic on my part, I admit. But it is what it is.
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