Sunday, August 13, 2006


I received a letter in the mail yesterday informing me that my OB was leaving private practice and joining up with an HMO. Sadly this is becoming more and more common in the county I live in. The payouts for government sponsored health programs for the poor and elderly are incredibly low for this region. Private insurance follows suite and reduces their payouts because they are trying to maximize profits at any cost. The high cost of living coupled with low payouts is driving many doctors out of business.

It is going to be tough to find another doctor that is as good as he was. He was very low key which meshed with my personality well. He never hassled me because of the large amount of weight I gained while pregnant. I could not have really helped it because a lot of it was baby. Evan was 10 pounds 6 ounces at birth and Harry was 11 pounds 6 ounces. I also had a lot of water weight, by the time I was four weeks post partum I had peed all the weight away. It is a strange thing picking out a doctor that is going to look into your most private parts.


chelle said...

awww that sucks. We moved after our fist and now we have to have a new OB ... it is a little nerve racking but you never know it may be better?!!?

Amber said...

I hear you on this one! I FINALLY found a great office of female OBs and I hope they're around forever.
Now, I just wish they hadn't hassled me on all my weight gain!

Kristi said...

No fun. My first ob had me in tears every visit because he didn't like my weight gain. After him I swore I'd always see lady doctors when dealing with lady parts.

So maybe you'll find someone you like just as much.

Good luck.

Gina said...

I just try not to think about it. I have an HMO, so I don't get an OB, I just see whoever for my Pap smears. Pregnancy is different, but normal checkups are random doctors, or sometimes even nurse practitioners.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Sorry to hear that... how yucky. I loved my last OB (we always ended up either moving or switching insurance plans between babies) - he delivered my last two and I LOVED him. I still do.

Hope you'll be able to find another great doc.