Need New PCP

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    Need New PCP

    I just got a letter saying that my pcp (who is also my gyn) is leaving the practice. So I can either find a new one at the same place, or go elsewhere.  What I really like about the place that I go is that I only need one doctor, she sees me for sick visits as well as my annual.   My doc. office is in cambridge, which is not too far from me in Melrose, but now that I have the opportunity to switch doctors, I am thinking I should find one closer to where I live.   Any suggestions for a pcp that is also an gyn in the Melrose area??  I did not love my doctor, so it was a blessing in disguise..  
     Do you ladies have two different doctors-one for gyn and one as your pcp?  Not sure how common it is to have one that is both.   TIA   
     
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    Re: Need New PCP

    Good luck ajuly.  My doc is in Burlington so that won't help you but I do like her.  She is my PCP and she does the annual pap for me so I don't have a seperate gyn because I haven't had any complicated issues in that regard.  I figured I would have to find an OB when and if I become pg and have a few names for when the time comes.

    I feel that she knows her stuff and is not concerned about giving referals if something is out of her range (meaning I should see a specialist for whatever reason).  She and I have talked about a referral to an RE (one that she knows and has worked with in the past), and has done some prelim tests that she knows the RE would want to run.  Things like thryoid tests and a pelvic U/S because she could do them and they would be covered as regular tests rather than having an RE do them and have them fall under fertility tests.   We are waiting for DH's test before we go for more evasive tests for me. 

    But that is a long winded way of saying I don't think it is weird to have a PCP and then an OB.  Good luck in your search.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from SilverFestiva. Show SilverFestiva's posts

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    I don't have any recs, but if you find one you like let me know! My primary is in Beverly and I've never even seen her...I never go to the doctor other than gyn and dentist. Would love to find a good doctor closer to my home.
     
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    oh yeah and my pcp used to be my Ob/Gyn also but she retired (I loved her, she actually delivered my  husband!) so I literally just randomly picked a name on a list for my new pcp. I much prefer having them be the same person. Scorpio is right though, your PCP CAN technically do your paps for you - but I've just always gone to the gyn for that.
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from ajuly09. Show ajuly09's posts

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    Ok so maybe that is what it is, my pcp also does gyn, but she's not technically a gyn.  So i guess I just need to find a new pcp...and then an Ob when I am pg.  
     
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    Re: Need New PCP

    If Arlington works for you, try Dr. Laura Zucker.  I LOVED her and it was a great dissapointment when I got married/moved to the burbs and had to switch.  I actually kept going into Arlington for the first year until we were getting ready to TTC, then went in and talk to her about it and realized is really wasn't practical.  She did my annuals at that time, and always scheduled an hour, so it was more than just a pap, she has a great rapport and I never felt rushed in or out of there like I sometimes do out here.  Plus, she's part of a practice, so in a pinch if she can't see you for a sick visit, they have other docs.

    Good luck
     
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    I was going to recomend Dr. Zucker, but canuk beat me to it.  She is my PCP and does my annuals as well.  At my last physical I spoke with her about TTC and she'll refer me to an OB when the time comes.  She has referred to me great doctors on other matters, so I trust her.  The practice also has "call in hours" and direct to doctor email so you can get questions answered without having to go in everytime (i.e., I email her to gt a refill on BC script, or to give a few symptoms and ask whether I should come in or wait it out).
     
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    Re: Need New PCP

    Can't recommend Melrose, but if you don't mind sticking with Cambridge, try Belmont Medical Associates - they're on the Cambridge/Belmont line, right near the Rte 2 and Fresh Pond rotaries.

    My PCP is Deneen Pelletier and she is totally awesome. 

    http://www.belmontmed.com/

    I heart them because they have everything you need in one building.  The only time I have to go to Mt. Auburn is for an MRI.  They have gyn there, too, but my PCP does all the routine stuff. 

     
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    i have no recommendations but you just need to find a PCP who is an internist. Those are the PCPS that can do an annual Pap for you if you dont want to go to a seperate GYN. When I lived in MA before I got pregnant, that is the only doc I ever had just to avoid the two visits every year!
     
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