To find a reputable gynecologist, get a referral from a primary care provider, family member or trusted friend if possible, recommends WebMD. Many important OB/GYN screening procedures can be performed by a gynecologist, and she can provide a referral if additional care is required.
Before choosing a gynecologist, it is a good idea to meet with her, advises WebMD. The patient should ask questions about certification, experience and the gynecologist's views on important healthcare issues. Topics that can be addressed include birth control, health insurance and availability.
At this time, the patient should make sure she feels completely comfortable with the gynecologist, notes WebMD. Because the patient often needs to be undressed at an appointment with a gynecologist, it is important for her to consider whether she would feel more comfortable with a male or female provider.