I will assume there are several women out there who are like me who prefer a female OB/GYN. My reason though it is humorous now, was not funny at first. My story began, years ago when I was a KIDS Church leader. It was time for my annual check-up and so off to the doctors I went. After completing the check-in ritual, I was shown to the examination room where put on the designer gown and patiently waited for my doctor to come in.
A few minutes later, a male doctor pops in and stares at me like he knows me. I have this weird feeling inside my gut. “Do you work at this hospital, you look familiar?” he asked. “No”, I quickly responded and lowered my head.
I knew my regular doctor was pregnant, but her due date wasn’t for a couple of months. I nervously asked where my doctor was. ‘Due to her condition’, he replied, ‘she had been transferred to another unit.’ I paused for a moment and then decided to go ahead with the checkup. Following the exam, we had a brief consultation, I left the hospital and never gave this encounter a second thought.
The following Wednesday night in KIDS Church, service was just about to wrap up and some of the parents arrived early to pick up their children.
You will never guess who shows up? Yep, Dr. Who (I never did get his name). I felt like I was about to faint. I whispered to one of the teachers to cover for me as I ran to the back of the room to hide. Talk about one of my most embarrassing moments. From then on I made a note to self – make sure my doctor has checked in before I do!