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January 25th, 2013, 04:21 AM
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I was a little apprehensive about my appointment yesterday. I go to a practice and have to see all the docs. Although I still have not seen my doc who is known as the best. I was given the newbie who was there for 8 weeks. Ugg. I am the type that wants the experienced one - not taking any chances. Well, I admit she was great. She is young and has kids. Whether you are a SAHM or work outside the house, parenting is demanding. Working long hours plus having a family at home adds something to the juggle though. She was great. Then she offered to go ahead and drink some coffee. Two cups of coffee a day in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy is totally find Still hoping I get someone with greater experience on the day of delivery. I was satisfied though for an appointment.
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January 25th, 2013, 04:48 AM
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I'm glad you had a good appointment. It's so tricky finding a doctor that you really click with AND who has the experience you feel comfortable with. Some doctors who have practiced for years and years are complete jerks with terrible bedside manners. And some doctors fresh out of med school are intelligent and kind and easy to talk to.
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January 25th, 2013, 05:57 AM
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Bedside manners are very important to me! I'm lucky to have a doc who has both experience and can laugh with you. I'm glad you likes her. How many docs are in the practice? Does that mean you won't know who will deliver the baby till time comes?
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January 25th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Don't stress too much about the doctor's "lack of experience". I go to a practice where it's the final stop for medical students in Cincinnati before getting their wings and flying away to their own practices, lol. Even though they're still technically students they have been working in practices for years and are still getting supervised and questioned and taking courses to be ahead of the curve.

In my experience I've found these to be the best doctors because they ask a TON of questions, listen to every little thing you have to say, do a bit of research on their laptop to compare all their information and double check stuff and then they spend forever explaining in detail everything that is going on and what you need to do. I love it. I have yet to have a quick in and out visit.

At my last midwife visit she had her medical student with her and it was super fun to chat and catch up the medical student to my whole pregnancy before the midwife came in and did the official check.
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