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DECIDE
Picking from
many providers
can take time,
but it's worth it.

Call the Doctor-

BUT WHICH ONE?
Women have choices when it comes to primary care
providers and their areas of expertise

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For example, women often have different symptoms than men, whether they're having a heart attack
or dealing with depression. It's important to see
healthcare providers who understand women.
But how do you find out whether a doctor is
familiar with women's healthcare?
"Most women ask other women," says Cindy
Pearson, executive director of the National
Women's Health Network, a consumer health
advocacy group.
Women have a choice of which kind of doctor to
see: an OB-GYN, an internal medicine doctor or a
family physician. Here's a guide to what each does
and why you might want to make an appointment.

PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

There's a misconception that women's
health is limited to what might be
euphemistically called "the bikini area."
But that's not the case, says Theresa
Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, past president
of the American Medical Women's
Association: "There's more to women's
health than the breast and pelvic area."



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