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05-21-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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What sex is your doctor/gastroenterologist?

Is your doctor a male or female? Not much more I can ask about this . I guess since we have different doctors, lets refer to the specialist (if you see one). Both my GP and gastro are males.
05-21-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
My Doctor(s) is all man!
05-21-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
All 3 of my GI's are male, the Physician's Assistant to the GI's is a female, and my regular doc is also a male. I have no preference in any of them just because they are male or female...they all know me well enough to know I am gonna ask whateverrrrrr pops into my mind!

05-22-2006, 01:47 AM   #4
male but my GP is female
05-22-2006, 04:05 AM   #5
Both GP and consultant are females!
05-22-2006, 05:19 AM   #6
My Consultant is a man and I hate him, but i tend to see the IBD nurse, she's lovely!
05-22-2006, 05:56 AM   #7
my GP and Specialist are male
& my gastro is female
05-22-2006, 08:13 AM   #8
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My husband has been seeing all MEN !!
05-22-2006, 08:16 AM   #9
My GP is male, and my GI consultant is male too. I must say though that my original GIC was an absolute angel, her name was Prefessor Anne Ferguson. She was a highly thought of medical genius, and her views and ideas on GI matters were revolutionary. She sadly died a few years ago very suddenly, of a brain haemorrage (check my awful spelling). RIP Prof, if it weren't for you I wouldn't be here. x
05-22-2006, 10:08 AM   #10
My Consultant Surgeon and Consultant Physician are both males and my General practitioner is male too bt occasionally i get to see the odd female doctor on her last year training or something and theve all been very good and helpful.
05-22-2006, 08:55 PM   #11
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my GI is a guy, Physician's Assistant to the GI is a female. I much prefer her, as he isnt too helpful.
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05-23-2006, 06:49 PM   #12
Im on my 4th man! lol
I had 1 lady IBD doc in there, and I just loved her, but she had to go and have a baby!
05-28-2006, 09:05 AM   #13
My Gp is a doc, and my consultant is a man..... the lady gp is my first ever lady doctor its strange!! lol
06-06-2006, 12:30 PM   #14
Mine are blokes
07-15-2006, 07:01 PM   #15
My GP and Gastro are both males. Hope everyone here is well
Take Care
07-15-2006, 08:35 PM   #16
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My GI is a dude and he made me cry once. Oh I hate that dude some times. Crazy dude he knew I had three fissures.
07-18-2006, 03:13 PM   #17
Hello Jeff,
How did your GI made you cry once? I'm sorry to hear that.
08-31-2006, 01:41 PM   #18
Both a female GP and female GI.
02-02-2007, 12:28 PM   #19
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hello, My family doctor is female, my GI is male, my surgeon is male
02-07-2007, 10:45 AM   #20
My GP is a woman, my GI is a man who I never actually see but I love his GI nurse, she`s wonderful
02-07-2007, 10:50 AM   #21
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At the moment my GI is male, but I'm looking to switch doctors. My GP is a female with Crohn's so she pretty much knows about the disease.
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02-08-2007, 10:01 AM   #22
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My GI is a male whos 16 yr. old daughter was just diagnoised withCD. His nurse is female and his secretary is female. And I think all three are great. My surgeon is male and my GP is female who I dint like. It takes 6 months just to get an appointment to see her. She likes to give repeats over the phone instead of seeing you in person and her 3 nurses are female.

02-08-2007, 12:42 PM   #23
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All my doctors are male.
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02-08-2007, 12:53 PM   #24
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My GP is male, my GI (latest & greatest) is female (hence her being off on maternity leave).. Here's a question.. anyone have a preference on the sex of the doctor who performs those embarrassing exams? Like, apparently I'm overdue for a prostate exam... gotta think about that one for a while.. Anyone else got an opinion on it?

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02-08-2007, 01:53 PM   #25
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My GP is male and GI is male. I would prefer to have my GP as a male but have no preference for the GI as long as they are very knowledgeable about Crohn's.
02-08-2007, 01:54 PM   #26
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anyone have a preference on the sex of the doctor who performs those embarrassing exams?
Man, I don't care what sex they are as long as they don't have sausages for fingers.

Course, I lost all my embarrassment in that regard a long time ago.
06-21-2008, 10:39 AM   #27
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i'm under the care of two Gastro consultants, both male. one i've known since he was a junior registrar, so we are like old friends - and i would confidently put my life in his hands, if i ever needed surgery again.

i also see a lady consultant, for gynae - which i am happier with than when i saw a man at that clinic.

my GP practice has many doctors, some male, some female, so i see whoever is available. but my preference is the male doctor who i registered with.
06-21-2008, 11:03 AM   #28
I usually only go to male doctors. I am pretty "guyish" in the things I like, the way I talk, and the way I liked to be talked to. With girls there is always this "read between the lines" crap I can't figure out. So I stick to male doctors, I relate to them better.
06-21-2008, 06:51 PM   #29
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Really?? Not me if I had a choice I would rather it be a woman, one of the biggest reasons is, they have children, periods, women problems and same sex. I am ok with men now, I dont have a choice, there are less women in the medical field. They usually go for OB GYN's or baby doctors. In Canada we are just happy to have a doctor, male or female.
I think that is the exact reason why I don't like females.. they assume way too much. They think they can relate to me and they really can't. The guys don't try - they just care about solving the problem instead of empathizing with things they can't relate to in the first place.

Another interesting thing - my daughter goes to 95% of all my medical visits... even ERs and what not, and the females spend most of my appointment talking to her and the guys spend only a quarter or less. My daughter is not their patient, yet the females think its appropriate to spending half or more of what little time I have to speak with them talking to my daughter. To me that's like them whipping out a cell phone and them talking to their mother half the time. She comes to my appointments because I am a single mother - she has to learn how to deal with it. So no matter their reasoning I think it is inappropriate. I might come off as selfish but oh well!
06-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #30
Oh, I guess I am lucky then that I had the choice of the female or male GI in the office. I saw both of them and chose the male one of course because of the aforementioned reasons.

Ya my daughter is a trooper! I have been self-employed since she was 3 1/2 so she has gotten used to keeping herself occupied. Though this summer is proving to be nerve wracking for the both of us. Once kindergarten starts for her things won't be as troublesome.

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