This is a micro medical practice, that is, no staff.. It is different for male and female physicians, just the way it is I guess now. I discuss this with new female patients over the phone prior to our first exam. Most of them have their own gynecologist or go to Planned Parenthood. I'm able to see them urgently if they have sudden concerns such as a breast lump or infection etc. but they come in with a chaperon, usually a spouse or close friend, even though they often say it is not necessary. This arrangement seems to have worked well for the past five years. I chronically weigh the pros and cons of having an assistant versus no employees, or joining a group.
Greg Putalik MD
Harbor Springs Med Ctr