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Getting to See a Doctor

Does anyone else have trouble being allowed to see an actual medical doctor (MD/DO) at their military OB/GYN clinic?  I understand I won't see one all the time, but I'm over 35, had some abnormal anatomy scan results, and have been having some other issues throughout the pregnancy.  I requested to see an actual doctor for my followup anatomy scan appointment (to see if the issues from the previous scan have changed at all) because I don't feel I'm getting enough information from the midwives I've been seeing.  They refuse to give me an appointment with an actual medical doctor.  I complained, and the head nurse is refusing to budge.  Am I being unreasonable?  Is there anything I can do about this?  I'm active duty so switching clinics/providers isn't an option.

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  • Have you spoken to the patient advocate instead of the head nurse?
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  • That sounds really weird to me - both pregnancies, it's been harder to see a midwife than an OB. My first pregnancy, I wanted to see midwives, and it was always really hard to get an appointment because they had too many people who wanted to see the mi

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  • I'll try the patient advocate although I'm sure that will make waves and I'll end up having to discuss it with my supervisor - which is what I was trying to avoid.  The reason the head nurse gave me is she feels I'm receiving adequate care and they d
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    I'll try the patient advocate although I'm sure that will make waves and I'll end up having to discuss it with my
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