Male or Female Doctor

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  1. evapilotaz

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    Do you prefer male or female doctors?

    I prefer female doctor. More caring, kinder and gentler. Also smaller fingers for the prostate exam. I'n sure there are plenty of Male doctors with the same bedside manners.

    That is my experience.

    Saw a male doctor urologist for vasectomy. I would have preferred female as well.
    Decided to get it over with and stayed with that doctor.
     
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    I really don't care.

    Honest.
     
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    If there’re qualified, I don’t care.

    Cheers
     
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    Grumpy Male doctor, with a crappy bedside manner but always good outcomes. Especially if surgery or body cavity exams. I want to be cured , not coddled.
     
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    Either , depends if I need a specialist or not. Just did basic med with a women doctor.
     
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    Don't care either way. Those that care or freak out probably have underlying issues.

    Been seen by both.
     
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    I generally don't care either, but the smaller fingers for the prostate exam makes sense. I can see it being an issue for certain sensitive areas but for the most part doesn't matter.
     
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    “Qualified” lol, I’d rather not have the guy who just squeaked through a third rate medschool
    It’s hard enough finding one who’s actually competent and gives a chit, let alone nit picking pointless stuff like sex/race/favorite color etc.
     
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    Man I poop way bigger than fingers. If your worried about finger size are you guy pooping rabbit pellets?
     
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    this, but for most things i don't care.
     
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    Being a just-retired physician, my overall impression is that more males are in it for the profit motive than are females....which in my opinion largely drives their commitment to the LIFESTYLE over the PROFESSION.

    Of course YMMV.
     
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    Having done two prostate exams now, one male, one female, the girl left me feeling more like a man that he did. Both made me ten-HUT! which was embarrassing.
     
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    I've been thinking about this regarding a new PCP. I definitely want someone who is relatively close in age (around 40) and who understands my specific lifestyle. That could be a man or woman.
     
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    I prefer a female. I just have a problem with a male putting his hands and fingers inside me. But it's not a big problem, and my current GP is a male and I survive. Perhaps I do have underlying issues, as @EdFred suggests. Well, so be it.
     
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    Makes no difference to me; none, nada, zip. Competence trumps everything else.
     
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    Makes no difference I don't guess, but never had a female dr.
     
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    My cardiologist is a woman. She’s a pilot, she’s a great doc, and she’s cute. Trifecta!

    My GP is a woman, too. Not a pilot, but a great doc, and also cute. Hmmm, there’s a theme here.

    Great docs!
     
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    I like to read their Medical Certificates on the wall.

    As long as it doesn't mention Veterinary Science, they are OK with me.
     
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    Jeeez! If he is using his whole hand.... yikes!
     
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    A male doc is fine for most things, but if it involves anything below the belt, I’d prefer a female doc.
     
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    Having a rare disorder, I’ll take “any doc who’s actually heard of the damn thing”.

    Support group online is chock full of people who went to an ER with what I have and were mistreated for days until someone found a neurologist with a clue.

    I stumbled into not one, but two docs (one male, one female), WELL versed in my disorder at the specialty level. For the GP, I stumbled into the PA (female but it didn’t matter) who was described by colleagues as “if you have something strange going on, if anyone around here will figure it out, she will...”.

    The PA left the State. A recent follow up to the family clinic she worked at had me on the schedule of the doc who started the place. He’s not accepting new patients, he just keeps a few slots open to cover patient visits. After a 30 minute straight talk about my “stuff” he walked to the desk and told the nurse not to assign me to another doc, he would keep me. He also prescribed a drug even the neuro hadn’t heard of which has completely dealt with one of the side effects of my condition. Even got the neuro curious.

    Also had an ER doc recently who took time to listen and understood when certain questions were asked, my honest answer had to be “I don’t know.” (She asked about gut pain. I can’t tell you for sure if I can even feel the stuff right now. Maybe, maybe not. Because with nerve issues going on, there’s no way to tell if those ones are working properly or not. I know for sure I can’t feel my shins, for example, but guts? No idea.) I’m sure after we talked she went and looked up my thing. Ha. But she took the time and got the reason I was there.

    So yeah. I’ll go with “knows what they’re doing and listens” even if they haven’t heard about my specific rare thing. And I’ll go out of my way for “has even heard of the disorder”. And I’ll travel states for “knows proper treatment for the disorder without being prompted.”

    They teach docs to not see zebras instead of horses. Unfortunately I’m a zebra now.
     
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    Don't care at all. My main criterion is having someone who trusts that I am as intelligent as they are.
     
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    how could what is in their pants affect me in this decision?
     
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    Because you thought that he was so cute?
     
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    If you really believe the only differences between men and women are found in their shorts, you're not terribly observant.

    I mostly don't care about my Doctor's sex. I just know that a lot of what doctors do to me during a physical would be considered some kind of assault outside of the office.
     
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    I have never met that kind of Doc. Male or female.
     
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    I sort of prefer veterinarians. But then again, I am married to one and I know she is a great and caring doctor. To often you get one or the other in a dock. (edit: I know I didn't put that K in Doc)!
     
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    Inie or outie isn't as important as qualifications and communication. For me a doctor has to be well qualified as well as being a good communicator.
     
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    The Chiefs have an MD on their offensive line. When he says, "Turn your head and cough", I suspect his patients do just that.

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    Don't really care have seen plenty of both however the best primary care doctor I ever had was a woman and her partner in the office was as well and they were both outstanding wish I still lived in that area.

    Worst ever was also a woman cold as ice. The family doctor she replaced was a former fat guy and if you came in with an artery open bleeding a quart a minute he would ask you when you were going to lose some weight then let you bleed some more to help you cut a few pounds.
     
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    why is this in "flight following"?
     
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    I don't care if its a boy or a girl so long as they have narrow fingers...
     
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    And when he snaps on his extra-extra large rubber glove and says “bend over”...what do you think they do then....


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    Most of my physicals were performed at night after the aliens transported me to their ship...I could not distinguish male or female...just short, grey, big eyes...didn’t talk much :).
     
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    Don't eat the worm.
     
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    Andy Reid, the Chiefs head coach, did say he wouldn't use him for "that" exam.
     
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