You’ve made the decision to see a gynecologist. Congratulations! Taking care of your sexual and reproductive health is an important step in maintaining your overall health. Here’s what you need to know about making that first appointment.
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Talk to your primary care physician.
In many cases, your regular doctor can refer you to a gynecologist or OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist). They may even be able to set up the appointment for you.
Choose your own gynecologist
If you don’t have a regular doctor or you prefer to choose your own gynecologist, you can search for one in your area. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has an online database that allows you to search for practitioners by location, practice type, and other variables.
Give them a call
Once you’ve found a few options, give them a call and ask about their policies regarding new patients. Some offices accept new patients on a walk-in basis, while others require that you set up an appointment in advance.
Make the appointment
When you call to make the appointment, be prepared to give some basic information about yourself, including your date of birth, health insurance information, and the reason for your visit.
Bring your stuff
That’s it! You’re all set for your first gynecologist appointment. Just remember to bring along your insurance card and photo ID when you go.
Book your online appointment
You can book an online appointment with Dr. Adeeb Al Shahrour using the following form.
Making an appointment with a gynecologist is a simple process, but it’s one that can feel daunting if you’ve never done it before. By following the steps outlined above, you can make sure everything goes smoothly—leaving you with one less thing to worry about as you take care of your health!