My Own Obstetrics And Gynecological Practice

1901 WordsMar 6, 20178 Pages
I have always been interested in the healthcare field but it was not until my senior year in high school that I found obstetrics and women’s health. Now for the past four years I have committed myself to the field, searching and seizing all the possible opportunities to experience the field. My love of the field has grown deeper and deeper and I hope to continue to pursuit a medical doctorate specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. In the future, I hope to open my own obstetrics and gynecological practice in my hometown of Ithaca, NY. Currently there is only one OB-GYN practice in all of Ithaca and thus women have limited choice in who their doctors are. The OB-GYN practice in Ithaca currently has a monopoly. Having only one practice in…show more content…
Thus, It will also be very important that I, to the best of my abilities and operating still within the scope of law, observe my patients cultural and religious beliefs, specifically their birthing rituals and beliefs toward men and women’s relationship. For example, for many cultures in the world it is inappropriate for any other man other than a woman’s husband to see her genitals and thus it will be important that I have staff members that are women who can provide services when such cultural factors prevent me from delivering care to my patients. Another factor that leads to a lack of access in Ithaca is the location of medical facilities. The hospital is located at the top of the hill and the town overall Is cut in half by railroad tracks. Thus, if there is a train and an ambulance carrying a critical patient the ambulance will have to wait for the train to pass and that could lead to the patients death. Specifically, referring to women’s health, the only OB-GYN practice in Ithaca is located on another hill just off the highway. Thus, in order to arrive to the OB-GYN practice one must drive, take a cab, or a bus. This is a barrier similar to the one that Schenectady residents face with regard to getting to Bellevue Women’s Center which is located just off of the highway as

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