I've been going to a nurse practitioner for my paps, birth control, etc for the past couple years (since I started getting pap smears & whatnot). last year I was unsatisfied with the results of my appointment, so I found a new doctor, one who has a small ob/gyn practice. I really liked her, and I'd like to see her again for my next pap test, since I'm due for one soon. I also want to ask her about irregular periods, std testing, and possible infection.
I know she can/will help me with these issues, but I guess what I'm asking is ... is it "strange" for me to see an ob/gyn for these sorts of routine things, as opposed to "just" a gynecologist? This didn't occur to me the last time I went, but now I'm curious, especially since I'm pretty sure this practice specializes in mostly pregnant/postmenopausal patients. I'm only 22, not pregnant, and don't plan to become pregnant in the near future.
I'd hate to be her ONE unusual patient, you know? the one patient who she sees in the appointment book and thinks, "now why is SHE here"? but I REALLY loved this doctor - she seemed to genuinely care - and I'd hate to have to find a new one.
I also looked up gynos - not ob/gyns - but can't seem to find any near me?
I would really appreciate any input on this. do you see an ob/gyn, or just a regular gynecologist? IS there such a thing as "just" a gynecologist? would the office think I'm strange because I come there for everything BUT prenatal care?