If you don’t live near us, why you might want to drive a little farther to become our patient.
When you want to find a restaurant near you, Google can shoot you a screenful of eating options within a few seconds.
The same goes when you do a search for “doctors near me,” “gynecologist near me” or “OBGYN near me.”
Finding an OB/GYN close to home is often a top priority for women seeking a new provider. But should it be?
Convenience is important. Who wants to waste time behind the wheel if you’re in and out of your OB/GYN’s office regularly because of a chronic condition or pregnancy well checks? All things being equal, why not see the physician that’s closer to your home?
But things aren’t always equal.
When it comes to quality healthcare, especially if you are experiencing gynecologic problems or a difficult pregnancy, a longer drive may be worth it.
Are you looking for an expert OB/GYN to treat your complex condition?
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The Denver metro area is large and slow moving on many days. Even getting from Louisville to Aurora can take time. And if you live in Loveland, Burlington or Breckenridge, there are certainly OB/GYNs nearby, but do they specialize in your particular condition?
Sometimes bigger really is better. OB/GYN practices at larger, urban hospitals, like CU OB/GYN & Family Planning, can offer advantages that your smaller practice and hospital can’t.
Consider these factors when looking for an OB/GYN.
Can the OBGYN near me handle complex cases?
If you have a condition that’s out of the ordinary or complicated, it’s best to find an OB/GYN who has experience with it. That often means heading to a practice affiliated with a teaching hospital, where there is more volume and resources.
Research consistently shows that more experience in surgeries and procedures means better outcomes for the patients.
CU OB/GYN is one of the best-equipped practices in the Denver region to handle complex cases. Hundreds of patients choose us for their care. We have clinics, staffed by experienced physicians and nurses, that cater to patients with specific disorders and problems. We have dedicated clinics and specialized physicians for:
- Chronic pelvic pain.
- Pediatric & teen gynecology.
- Postpartum and pregnancy-specific mood disorders.
- Minimally invasive/robotic surgery.
Will you have easy access to other specialists?
This may not be important to you – until you need another specialist.
Look for an OB/GYN who has relationships with other specialists and who can facilitate the scheduling of appointments and tests. It’s better yet if the specialists are nearby or on the same campus, as are most of the specialists CU OB/GYNs consult.
This approach helps provide a continuous line of care for patients. Patients definitely benefit from collaborative relationships and open lines of communication between OB/GYNs and other specialists.
CU OB/GYN is in the same department as such women’s health subspecialties as urogynecologists (pelvic floor and bladder problems), gynecologic oncologists (cancer) and fertility doctors board certified in reproductive endocrinology & infertility.
Is the OBGYN near me up on the latest practices and technologies?
Many small practices offer incredible care, but there’s no denying that bigger, hospital-based practices often have more resources. They usually have multiple physicians, each with his or her own specialties or areas of interest. At CU OB/GYN & Family Planning, we have 17 OB/GYNs.
For many women, getting the best care becomes even more important when they’re pregnant. Pregnancy care is a major focus for us and we offer complete services from prenatal care to unique labor & delivery options to postpartum counseling.
Academic institutions like CU are actively involved in research and practice an evidence-based approach to medicine. We use the latest science and best practices, as well as the most up-to-date technology, to offer the best care. Academic institutions also might be involved in clinical trials (CU OB/GYN participates in numerous clinical trials). If you want cutting-edge medicine, this is where you find it.
Can you trust your OB/GYN?
Many patients travel great lengths to see an OB/GYN they trust.
When asked about the traits of a good doctor, almost 60 percent of Americans said personality and relationship were most important, according to a 2014 survey from The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Another 29 percent focused on delivery of care or the patient’s health outcome.
Fortunately, there are many practices that combine both quality care and compassionate care.
You’ll be discussing intimate, personal issues about your health with your OB/GYN. At our practice, those conversations can start with pediatric and adolescent gynecology, continue through the reproductive years and childbirth, and beyond menopause. That OB/GYN near me should be someone you feel comfortable with.
You should also have confidence in her or his medical skills. Most hospital-based and larger OB/GYN practices are staffed by board-certified physicians who have done fellowships and have areas of expertise. Many of our OB/GYNs also have teaching experience at the CU School of Medicine.
A compelling argument
Peace of mind is worth a lot, whether you’re dealing with a high-risk pregnancy or a complicated gynecologic issue with your teenage daughter.
Or maybe you’re just the kind of person who worries about the what ifs and likes to cover all contingencies.
If that’s the case, it may well be worth it for you to drive a bit farther to find the highest quality care you can. Everyone wants to know that their OB/GYN has the resources and know-how to handle the tough cases and the simple ones.
Research shows that patients who have confidence in their physician and who like him or her have better health outcomes. And that’s what we all strive for at CU OB/GYN & Family Planning – happy and healthy patients.