I don't know if this is OK, but I've had such a positive experience with my doctor, that I feel like you should know in case you're looking
I chose Dr. Schafer with IU Arnett after recommendations by a few friends. My first friend credits him for saving her son. Over the course of several weeks, they weren't able to find a heartbeat for him. She was scheduled for a D&C, but the day she went in, Dr. Schafer just felt like he needed to check for a heartbeat one more time. Fortunately, they were able to find one, and little man is here because of that today.
I have another friend who recommends him--he delivered her son 14 years ago, and still continues to go to him, and just loves him.
Dr. Schafer answers all his own pages. I've called the hotline at midnight, and he called me back within 20 minutes. I called it again this morning, and he got right back to me.
Last night, I had a health scare--cramping and vomiting, but because baby was still kicking pretty actively, I decided to let it wait until this morning. I woke up at 6, and hadn't felt any movement by 7:30. I called, they sent me to the OB unit at Arnett, and got me right in. Dr. Schafer was already at the hospital. He took such good care of me (and of course, I love the nurses for that system, too,) and both my husband and I felt so comforted.
Part of his appeal is that he is so mellow, no matter what, that even if he told you the world was ending, I don't think you'd panic. I can't imagine a person I'd rather have in the delivery room with me.
If you're looking for a doctor, and especially if you're a FTM, we can't recommend him enough.
The only problem is that since he does all his own deliveries, and handles his patients personally, you may have to wait for him at an appointment, or they may call and reschedule. It's totally worth it, though. I've had to wait on him to get back from the hospital, but I feel like if he's there on "labor day," that'll be my turn.