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Our Austin OBGYNs share their top tips for choosing an OBGYN

Choosing an OBGYN is a very personal decision. You need to feel comfortable enough with your physician to share confidential concerns and intimate physical issues. Our Austin OBGYNs are here to offer you some helpful tips about what to look for in an OBGYN.

Practical advice for choosing an OBGYN

First things first. Let’s get the practical considerations out of the way.

  • Does the physician take your insurance?
  • Does the office have evening and weekend hours if you need them?
  • Is the location convenient for you?
  • Which services are available in the office? Our Women’s Health Texas locations offer everything from bone density testing to screening mammography.
  • Which hospital is the physician you are considering affiliated with?

What to look for in an OBGYN

When considering what to look for in an OBGYN, look at your physician’s information. If you are considering our Austin OBGYNs, rest assured that all are experienced, skilled and board certified.

  • Review the physician’s background, experience and credentials. Read his or her biography to get a sense of who they are when choosing an OBGYN.
  • If you have a preexisting condition, call and ask the staff if the physician you are considering has experience with your problem.
  • If you are pregnant or considering getting pregnant, determine if the physician has experience treating high-risk pregnancies in case you develop problems.

Take your own likes and dislikes into consideration

The relationship you have with your physician is about the two of you, so take time to think about the type of person you want to treat you.

  • Talk to people you trust about the physicians they recommend. Read reviews but remember that your opinion is the only one that truly matters.
  • Make an appointment with the physician you choose and be ready to ask questions. After the appointment, consider how you felt about your interaction with the physician. Did you feel comfortable? Don’t forget to note how the staff makes you feel, as they are an important part of your appointment. We are proud of the caring staff at our locations.
  • Finally, don’t hesitate to look for another physician if you do not feel comfortable with your first choice. We have many compassionate, qualified doctors in our Austin offices.

Choosing an OBGYN is a major decision, and our Austin OBGYNs are here to help. Contact us.