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.