Is gyn neglected for OB?

Barb Lewis barb at
Thu Mar 16 13:10:11 EST 1995

In article <3k5g2a$96j at>, rgyure at (RGyure)
> I absolutely feel what you say is true. I have had some very bad
> experiences with my HMO. At this HMO, women are asked to take all their
> care from GP's. Only in the case of a special "problem" are you referred
> to an OB/GYN.  After going thru a difficult pregnancy and miscarriage, and
> traveling thru this system, I realized how outrageous it is not to provide
> women ROUTINELY with specialists who are familiar with women's health in
> particular-- GYNECOLOGISTS. We don't just need them to perform D&C's and
> give birth to our babies-- we need them for routine care. We are half the
> population-- and deserve medical care from specialists in our biology.

Here in Madison we have pretty decent HMOs. There is one which has a great
women's clinic - the internists there focus on women's health, and all the
relevant speicalties are available there. Unfortunately, we belong to a
different HMO and are reluctant to switch because we want to keep our kids'
pediatricians. Oh well... 

Barb Lewis
part-time research biochemist
Mom to Katie (7/1/86), Michael and Justin (both 7/29/89)
e-mail: barb at - My own opinions, of course

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