When I found out I was pregnant early October I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Martin as this was my first pregnancy and I read tons of great reviews from Dr. Martins office. I only knew I was pregnant for about 2 weeks before I suffered an early miscarriage. I changed my appointment from a pregnancy appointment to my annual exam. I also wanted to meet Dr. Martin and establish a relationship for any future pregnancies and see what I needed to do moving forward after my miscarriage. The receptionist was very friendly! (I didn’t catch her name but it started with “Sh”.) I filled out paperwork, gave a urine sample and was called back. The nurse who took my weight & blood pressure was rude and not welcoming at all. This is when I learned that they did not have me scheduled for an annual exam but for a “gyno problem”. Which is fine, but I was still hoping for an exam, just to make sure that I had no underlying issues or cause for concern as I had just miscarried. I had ALSO already paid my copay of $40 for this visit in which I thought was going to be an exam AND to talk with the doctor. Dr. Martin came in to meet me and we chatted for a few minutes. We discussed prenatal vitamins, when to start trying again for another baby, etc. she was with me for about 10 minutes, told me to manage my weight, (I am 5’4, 160 pounds), keep taking my prenatals and I was good to go. I left with no more knowledge than I came in with and no more insight than I could have gotten from google. Overall not a great experience. I will probably be finding another doctor for future pregnancies.
I'm sorry the visit didn't go as you planned. If you would like a pelvic exam, just tell Dr. Martin. We try to make your visit flexible and answer your questions. If you don't let us know, then Dr. Martin will give general guidelines and recommendations because a lot of people miscarry 1 time. It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you and most likely won't happen again. Best wishes for your next pregnancy.