After a few years of working as an obstetrician, I realized that what I was actually doing was not helping many women and making sure that they were able to be comfortable during their pregnancies. I am often asked by women, why there aren’t more OB-GYNs in the U.S. It has long been my feeling that OB-GYNs have a difficult time finding jobs because of their experience.
Most OB-GYNs do not want to work in an obstetrician’s office or a maternity ward. They have more desirable fields of expertise and they would much rather work in another environment. However, it is also my feeling that OB-GYNs are not rewarded for their hard work when it comes to getting jobs outside of their comfort zone.
Obstetricians must be willing to work harder than most doctors, but sometimes physicians want to spend more time with their families and this could affect their career prospects. One way to overcome this is to specialize in a field such as obstetrics or pediatrics. By specializing, obstetricians can work as a primary care physician in a larger hospital setting as well as in a smaller community setting.
Oftentimes, OB-GYNs specialize by setting up their own practices in smaller communities. By specializing, a family doctor can provide higher quality care without having to go out into the community to get patients. Furthermore, specialists can set up their own practice and even receive licensing for underwriting. In this way, an obstetrician will earn more money while still being able to offer quality care.
OB-GYNs can also work as private practitioners instead of working in large facilities or in hospitals. Private practice gives obstetricians the opportunity to practice medicine at a more personal level. If a patient is happy with their service, they can choose to refer their family to the OB-GYN instead of going to a larger facility or hospital.
Small offices also allow a doctor to stay in contact with the patients in the area. In larger facilities, many doctors cannot get the information that they need to prescribe what their patients need to be healthy. This also saves money by reducing the amount of travel necessary to get to patients.
Oftentimes, OB-GYNs run clinics to further their education and enhance their career. When running a clinic, a woman can choose whether she wants to serve other women or just work at her own clinic. A woman can also learn the ins and outs of providing the highest quality care by becoming a trained specialist.
Many OB-GYNs feel that a woman should be able to choose where she wants to have her babies. I believe that a woman should be allowed to choose whatever kind of medical practice she feels most comfortable with. That said, OB-GYNs should always provide a comprehensive service to their patients and they should be able to serve them with their entire body of knowledge.
A physician’s education should include anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and the care of the fetus and newborn. Some hospitals now provide this type of education as part of the normal requirements for obtaining a residency. OB-GYNs can become doctors who provide this type of care if they want to.
Oftentimes, OB-GYNs offer preventive care instead of treating specific illnesses. Many women feel that a pregnant woman should receive preventive care before experiencing symptoms such as hypertension, high blood pressure, fibroids, diabetes, and depression. OBGYN can work with a patient to develop a personalized care plan.
Often, a woman chooses an OB-GYN because of his ability to give a gentle touch to the uterus and even bladder. Many women will be uncomfortable with looking at a catheter or a wand inserted into their bodies. A female OB-GYN can assist her to the degree that she needs help from this perspective.
These are some of the benefits of becoming an obstetrician. I hope that you can use this information to your advantage when looking for a job.