The connection with your OB/GYN is a professional relationship that borders on personal. Most women can’t help feeling attached – after all, we tell the OB/GYN about our sex lives, abnormal symptoms, fertility struggles – that’s information some wouldn’t share with their closest friends!

What to Look for in an OB/GYN

Whether you’re in the market for a new physician, or reevaluating the relationship status with your current one, here are a few factors to consider:


Your Insurance Network

Maybe it goes without saying, but significant life changes can sometimes affect a patient’s decisions about their medical providers. A traditional phone call to the doctor’s office will determine if a physician accepts your insurance plan.


Their pregnancy philosophy

Your pregnancy journey is one of the most special experiences you’ll share with an OB/GYN. If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, or even considering having kids, you should have a conversation with your doctor about their options for a birth plan.


The bedside manner

Sometimes, it’s just not a match between patient and doctor. Especially when it comes to an OB/GYN, you should always feel comfortable expressing your concerns. So pay attention to how the doctor makes you feel when you speak with them. Do you feel like they’re judging you? Do you trust their advice?


Support from staff

Interactions with nurses and administrative personnel can make or break your visit. Ideally, staff in these roles should make you feel valued as a patient.

What’s Next

The OB/GYNs affiliated with Catholic Health encourage their female patients to establish a relationship with a women’s health provider that’s a good fit for them.

Find an OB/GYN Near You
Call (716) 923-7152

Find an OB/GYN Near You
Call (716) 923-7152