Friday, July 10, 2009

Jumping ship

I've been thinking about changing to a new RE. Or at least exploring the idea.

There were two clinics that came recommended to me by my OB. One clinic I had had not such a good experience with when I was an egg donor. And the other clinic is only 2 miles from my house. So that was an easy choice. When I called to make an appointment I didn't ask for a specific RE of the 4 that work there. I just wanted to find teh soonest appointment that would work. I was in a hurry, ready to get the show on the road. But now we know that ovulation and our vacation plans aren't going to mesh until September.

For blog purposes We'll call her Dr. Penelope. She was fine. Husband was happy with the doctor and the consult. But... I've had this lingering hesitation- and I guess I have decided that I would like to explore my options at that clinic with another doctor- just to compare. And now that I know that insurance covered over 1/2 of our first visit, paying $100 and some bucks to talk with another doctor has me even more motivated to pursue this.

I don't think I can say for sure why I wasn't head over heels for her, but I am certain a large part of it is that I researched and found out she is very new to this clinic. And it looks like she is newish to RE (not new to Obgyn, but new to RE). Maybe that doesn't matter, but in my head it biases me against her. I also felt like she worked with us a bit to "textbook"- like she went through the list of things she was supposed to tell us. And, finally, I just didn't click with her. And if I am going to spend a lot of time with some Doc exploring my nether regions, I am its probably worth $100 just to see if I connect better with another doctor.

I can't help it though- it always feels weird to jump ship from one doctor to another doctor in the very same clinic.

And, I don't know exactly how to choose from the other two that I am considering. One is a male, one is a female. I am leaning towards the female, but its not like that is a very well researched decision.

We will see- I think I will call the clinic today and just see how that goes and what time slots would be available-


  1. There are few doctors that I have been 100% satisfied with, but being this is a "speciality" doctor, you should be sure.

    My first RE appointment is the 21st and I am hoping to get something out of it. I was so dissatisfied with my OB.

    Don't feel bad about "shopping" around. It's your body!

  2. I agree. I think it's perfectly acceptable to try different doctors and pick the one you like best. Even if you're never 100% satisfied, you may find one that you really click with. Good luck with it!