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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 09-04-2014, 11:13 AM
 
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My experience is that female doctors have been more compassionate and willing to listen.
But usually far less respecting of a man's privacy.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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But usually far less respecting of a man's privacy.
A generalization with no factual basis or even personal experience based on your previous post where you state you have only ever been to a doctor once and it was a male..
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:53 PM
 
Location: City Data Land
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I see many doctors and don't care about the gender of any of them except my gynecologist. I prefer a male gyno.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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A generalization with no factual basis or even personal experience based on your previous post where you state you have only ever been to a doctor once and it was a male..
Sure. Doesn't change a thing. I know what I'm talking about.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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Sure. Doesn't change a thing. I know what I'm talking about.
No....you don't know what you are talking about....clear from reading your posts...
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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Male here, with a female Doc. She's experienced and listens to me. No reason to change.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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I have a male PCP who is great. He is my gynecologist as well.

If/when I move, I will probably choose a female depending on if there are any male PCPs in my area subspecializing in my needs. *In general* I think females are better listeners and more apt to consider many possible solutions to a problem. (Yes, I'm generalizing but women also have a larger corpus callosm and utilize *both sides of their brains* more efficiently.)

Age is a factor as well. I'd prefer to be seen by someone who is just hitting her stride in mid- career and be followed by her as she does. I've had very bad experiences on both ends of the age spectrum.

Two examples: one elder male MD told me that "cutting off moles could cause cancer. " I didn't update him but was shocked he still thought this way. I was in my early 20s and did not yet have the self confidence to challenge him. The kicker was that he REFUSED to remove a mole from where it hit my jeans even after I told him if he didn't, I would. And i did. Then I came back to get it completely removed only to have him scold me and tell me again I could be giving myself cancer (wtf?!)

Another overly chipper nurse was doing my gynecological exam and told me I had a lump in my breast like I just won the lottery. A lot of fuss turned out to be nothing but I'd prefer someone who knows the look and the feel of the "something from the nothing" already.

Lastly, for some reason, I just can't handle female psychiatrists *in general.* I've worked w many who were very passive aggressive and NOT open-minded as most female MDs are. The last one I saw about a decade ago actually told me I "would look better w makeup" because I am "so pale" and she insisted on weighing me at every session. My weight was low at the time but it was not one of my chief complaints. It did not fluctuate for the year that I saw her. (FWIW- she was overweight and wore a lot of makeup.)

I am a bona fide and unabashed "medical snob," and with good reason. I've seen a lot of BS on both sides and have also worked for insurance companies authorizing care. Subpar care infuriates me. Occupational hazzard I guess.

In a way, i feel like I've been "working" in the medical field since age 6 when my mother would take me around to do blood draws when there was no babysitter available....

Ahhh..... life before HIPPA
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Old 09-12-2014, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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But usually far less respecting of a man's privacy.
I know what I'm talking about.
Experience / details please.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I couldn't care less about gender, not even for a gynecologist. I don't even care how "warm and fuzzy" a doctor is; I'm seeing them for their professional expertise and advice, not their sparkling personality!

I also don't expect medicine to be an exact science, as that would be unrealistic.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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Experience / details please.
It's usually accepted that it's normal for a woman to ask for a female doctor. Everyone understand that she would like to keep her modesty.

Try to do the same thing as a man, everyone will laugh at you, especially women.

I'm talking about ER situations. For an appointment you can pick the doctor's gender beforehand.
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