More Women at the ‘Lady' Doctor

Women turning to OB/GYNs for common medical advice

One North Texas OB/GYN tells us he's seeing more and more women turning to him for general healthcare advice. 

"If it's simple, it's fine. However, if it's a long term issue, like blood pressure or cholesterol issues, then I encourage them to go see a PCP (primary care physician)," says Dr. Roderick Diggs, MD, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

Dr. Diggs says because OB/GYNs see their patients on a regular basis, they develop a long term, trusting relationship.

For years, Diggs says he's had patients ask him about minor health-related issues. He says it's happening now more than ever before, because many of his patients don't want to pay for two doctor visits.

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