This is sort of a bleg (blog begging):
Can someone please explain what’s going on with Ob-Gyn’s right now? My current lady doctor’s office can’t accomodate my overdue annual exam until early March. When the scheduling secretary informed me about this, she said, it’s because a lot of the Ob-Gyn’s in the City are shutting down the Gyn part of of their practices, and only accepting pregnant patients.
I’m absolutely positive the rationale behind this is economic. (My theory is health insurance reimbursement for a full pregnancy and delivery versus a one-off annual exam). But can some of you health care professionals provide a better explanation as to why this is happening?
Oh, and to put in my two cents, I do not like this trend one bit. Another item to be added to the healthcare reform list.