A woman’s reproductive health is probably one of the most important, if not the most important, parts of her overall health. The time will come in any woman’s life where she will need to discuss her most intimate parts and most important issues with someone. When the time comes, it’s best that this person is a professional. There are a lot of choices when it comes to gynecologists (OB-GYN), so how do you know who’s the best one for you? 

When choosing an OB-GYN, there are a few things to look out for that will help you make an informed decision. It’s recommended to start seeing an OB-GYN early on in a woman’s life. Seeing the same professional from a young age can help build trust, and it’s always a positive if the person you see has watched your reproductive health evolve over time. Whether you’re young, choosing a gynecologist later in life, or looking to change gynecologists, here are some things you should look out for.

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Is The OB-GYN Recommended?

One trouble-proof way to choose a good OB-GYN is to ask for recommendations from family, friends, or your general practitioner. It’s always a safer bet going to someone who can vouch for the professionals’ skills, experience, and results. You can also read reviews online to get an idea of not only the OB-GYN’s skills and experience but also about the clinic and how it works. It’s also a great idea to read patients’ comments and reviews.

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Is The OB-GYN Experienced? 

It’s vital to find out if the OB-GYN you’re considering is experienced, how experienced they are, and about their specialties. If you need treatment for something specific, it’s always best to go for a specialist. While doing your research into your OB-GYN options, remember to consider the following: 

  • Where they went to medical school and where their residency was completed.
  • Whether they’re board-certified, like Dr. Geer from Best Self Medical Arts.
  • How many years they’ve practiced and their specialties.
  • Whether they’ve had any malpractice suits filed against them.

Do You Feel Comfortable With Them? 

Another important factor to think about is whether you feel comfortable with the OB-GYN you’re considering. This is the person you’ll have to discuss your most private matters with, so it’s important you feel comfortable. To meet Dr. Geer in person and evaluate if she’s the OB-GYN for you, we invite you to book a private consultation with her.

Dr. Geer is the best doctor! I drive more than an hour to see her and it is worth it! Having her as a doctor has been live changing. She treats the whole person and sends the time to get real understanding before making suggestions. She treats my mom and sister too and I would recommend her to anyone.

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Take the Next Step

To learn more about OB-GYNs, schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. Cheryl Geer by filling out the form below or by calling Best Self Medical Arts at (818) 318-1200. We look forward to working with you!

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