Obstetrics and Gynecology - Specialist Visit

This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in women's health, the female reproductive system and pregnancy.




This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in women's health, the female reproductive system and pregnancy.



This is an office visit with a healthcare provider who specializes in women's health, the female reproductive system and pregnancy.

  • A gynecologist (GYN) specializes in women's health and the female reproductive system.
  • An obstetrician (OB) manages the care of a woman during pregnancy, delivery and a brief period following birth (post-partum).

These two providers are together known as OB/GYN specialists.

  • The majority of OB/GYN providers practice both obstetrics and gynecology.
  • They focus on the health of women before, during and after childbearing years.

Your primary care physician is in the best position to coordinate your health care needs and help you make the best decisions regarding your healthcare. Therefore, it is usually best to start with your primary care provider before you see a specialist.

  • For many young women their OB/GYN doctor is also their primary care doctor.
  • If you are referred to a specialist, check to make sure they are an in-network provider.
  • Although a specialist is an expert in their field, you know your preferences and your body better than anyone else.
  • Therefore, make sure you are an active participant in the decisions made about your healthcare. This is known as shared decision-making.

What questions should I ask the specialist?

  • Do I need any special tests? What are the benefits and risks of having the tests?
  • Will the tests change your treatment recommendations? If not, is there a need for them?
  • Can my symptoms be controlled with medications? If so, are their Tier 1 or Tier 2 medications on my Prescription Drug List that I should take? How long will I need to take these medications? What are the side effects of my medications?
  • If a procedure or surgery is recommended, what is my diagnosis and reason for the recommendation?
  • Are there any conservative, non-surgical alternatives to the procedure or surgery?
  • Why are you recommending one treatment over another? What are potential complications if I decide against the procedure or surgery?
  • If a procedure or surgery is recommended, how many years have you been performing them? How many have you done? What are your typical results after surgery?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Specialist
Pregnancy Doctor
Office Visit
Obstetrics and Gynecology - Specialist Visit
OBGYN
Gynecology
Gynecologist
Consultation


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