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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 07-27-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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The disrespect for patients privacy is reaching unbearable levels. If someone brought students to watch me, I would leave right away and file a complaint. I'm the one who decides what's done or not done in regards to my body and privacy.
And whenever you mention that you are the one who decides, they get furious. Doctors egos are their biggest interest, not your well being.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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Never been to the doctor in my life but I would only want a man doctor. Female doctors are not only very professional but I've heard they enjoy making fun of patients.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Haverhill/West Palm Beach, FL
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I have had both men and women as doctors. While I would prefer male doctors, if I had no choice, I would take the female. My OB/GYN was male and he was so patient and listened. I had a female OB/GYN for an ER visit, was the rudest person saying that I just needed to "suck it up and stop whining".
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I have had both men and women as doctors. While I would prefer male doctors, if I had no choice, I would take the female. My OB/GYN was male and he was so patient and listened. I had a female OB/GYN for an ER visit, was the rudest person saying that I just needed to "suck it up and stop whining".
See now, that would've tipped me off that it was "an ER visit" that stuck me with a rude doctor, and not the fact that she was a female.

And the male doctor being so awesome for you, was that he was *your* doctor - not some random ER doctor who happened to be on call when you showed up, and didn't know you from a hole in the wall.

If the situation was reversed -

If you had a female OB/GYN who you had since you first went to one - maybe the same one who delivered you when your mom gave birth... it's more likely you'd think SHE was awesome, patient, kind and understanding.

And then you'd show up for an emergency visit (which indicates something a whole lot more traumatic than just a pap smear or a mysterious lump on your breast that you're just now noticing) in the hospital, and some strange man whose name you either can't pronounce, or don't know at all, wearing a facemask and gloves starts groping around your private parts...

I'd be more unnerved by that, personally. But it has nothing to do with the doctors' genders. It has to do more with the setting, and the history (or lack thereof) with the doctors, and the nature of the visit.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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See now, that would've tipped me off that it was "an ER visit" that stuck me with a rude doctor, and not the fact that she was a female.

And the male doctor being so awesome for you, was that he was *your* doctor - not some random ER doctor who happened to be on call when you showed up, and didn't know you from a hole in the wall.

If the situation was reversed -

If you had a female OB/GYN who you had since you first went to one - maybe the same one who delivered you when your mom gave birth... it's more likely you'd think SHE was awesome, patient, kind and understanding.

And then you'd show up for an emergency visit (which indicates something a whole lot more traumatic than just a pap smear or a mysterious lump on your breast that you're just now noticing) in the hospital, and some strange man whose name you either can't pronounce, or don't know at all, wearing a facemask and gloves starts groping around your private parts...

I'd be more unnerved by that, personally. But it has nothing to do with the doctors' genders. It has to do more with the setting, and the history (or lack thereof) with the doctors, and the nature of the visit.
Yep, this. I prefer female gynos, but I have seen men and they have been fine. A man delivered my son, but he was on call as my regular female OB was sick. He was okay, not great. My own female doctor delivered my daughter and she was wonderful. Her partner, though, was a woman who I did not like at all. She was the one who checked me into the hospital the night I went into labor, but I was so happy to see my own doctor once morning came! I had a miscarriage several years ago and ended up with a hemorrhage in the ER; the male doctor was abrupt and kind of rude, but I attributed it to him being an ER doctor who had a lot of things going on, not to him being a man.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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I think it's really curious that a woman can request a female doctor at any time but if a man requests a male doctor, he's sexist.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:09 AM
 
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I am a female and have had both male and female doctors, including OBGYNs. I am fine with their gender, the most important issue for me is their bedside manner. I used to think that female doctors were more were compassionate or empathetic, but this past week, after visiting with an Indian female psychiatrist, I felt worse than before I went to see her. This woman was so unempathetic and basically lectured me about the medicines I am currently on, refused to sign some papers stating my diagnosis and basically told me to suck it up or go see someone else. I see a male Indian doctor for allergies and he is the most mild mannered and caring doctor I have worked wih in a long time. He is of Indian descent but was raised in the United States versus the female doctor came straight from India. I wonder if there are just cultural differences between foreign born doctors and those raised in the US that I am perceiving as rude and uncaring whereas they see it as being authoritative and direct. I have found that I do enjoy working with nurse practicioners of either gender. They have more time to listen and are not afraid to tell you when they won't know something or that they need to double check with the physician. I prefer honestly in whatever gender medical personnel is treating me to doctors who pretend to know things about your own body better than yourself.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:32 AM
 
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I think it's really curious that a woman can request a female doctor at any time but if a man requests a male doctor, he's sexist.

Or Gay
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:21 AM
 
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If i have a medical problem the gender of the doctor is irrelevent,I'm assuming they are professionals that have dealt with the human body thousands of times and would treat me as just another pierce of meat with a problem, my gender i assume from their point of view is also irrelevant
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Mena, Arkansas
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If i have a medical problem the gender of the doctor is irrelevent,I'm assuming they are professionals that have dealt with the human body thousands of times and would treat me as just another pierce of meat with a problem, my gender i assume from their point of view is also irrelevant
I agree. I have both. Just fix me, or tell me how to fix myself.
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