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New to South Bend!
My husband has taken a job with Saint Mary's so we just moved to SB this past weekend.  I was hoping some locals could give me some direction on where to go for some health care facilities!  

Who are good doctors, dentists, and female OB-GYNs???

Any and all opinions would be appreciated!  Thanks! 
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annabelle_blue From: annabelle_blue Date: April 9th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
We are fairly new, too, having just moved from Minneapolis, and this LJ community doesn't seem to be too active. But, with that said, I have had the best luck with female OB-GYNs here at the local Planned Parenthood. I am in LaPorte, about 45 minutes from you, and I go the Michigan City one. I don't know if that helps or not, but because I am an ovarian cancer survivor and need to get paps and exams every other month or so right now, I feel like they do the best job. They do so many that the people there, regardless of who I have seen, have all been quick and as pain-free as I have ever had.

From: lovealwaysliz Date: April 9th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kinda feared the group would be inactive. Thank you for the response though! I've thought about PP, so it might be worth it!
_emptycagegirl From: _emptycagegirl Date: April 9th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
i have also had some pretty complex female problems, but i go to houser/norberg/mcgregor and i've been really impressed with them. every doctor there is a specialist in what they do, although if you are looking for a cost effective choice, planned parenthood might be better. the office is located across the street from the hospital downtown south bend. hope this helps. :)
From: lovealwaysliz Date: April 9th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
houser/norberg/mcgregor--are any of those doctors female? I've never had a male GYN before, and I'm not sure if I would feel comfortable with one! I used to go to PP, but I would prefer to find someone in an office
_emptycagegirl From: _emptycagegirl Date: April 9th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, my doctor there is female. i actually don't think i've seen a male doctor in that place.
From: lovealwaysliz Date: April 9th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
excellent, thank you for the help! Also do you have any recommendations for an eye doctor in the South Bend area?
3vilg0ate3ch0o From: 3vilg0ate3ch0o Date: April 9th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well for doctors I see Dr. Tribble on Portage rd. Also Dr. Bulger in Mishawaka is More than competent. The Best dentist in town if you have kids is Dr. Johns on Sample and Dr. Spalding on Mishawaka Ave for yourself. If you ever find yourself in need of an Oral Surgeon the only guy in town to see is Dr. Tawadros. My two cents for what they're worth.
From: lovealwaysliz Date: April 9th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Any and all feedback is welcome! We do not have kids, so that's not a problem for us right now. Do you have an eye-doctor recommendation, I forgot to put that in the original post!
satin_raven From: satin_raven Date: April 10th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I use the OBGNY associates of Northern Indiana. http://www.obgynni.com/index.htm They have a great staff and I've so far seen 3 of their doctors (none female though) and I like them all. I have to say, in my experience I actually prefer a male to a female. I've had two female gynos and I didn't care for either of them. We actually just got pregnant not too long ago so in the course of my prenatal visits I will eventually see EVERY doctor there so i know them all and they can all be somewhat familiar with me. That way if my regular Dr. is unavailable when I go into labor the person on call won't be a complete stranger.

I see Dr. Milovich for my eyes. He's on Edison Rd. just west Ironwood. I don't have a GP. Oh, and I go to AFDent for my teeth.

Welcome to the Bend... and lots of baby dust for you. I was tracking my fertility to help us. If you have any questions or want to chat I'm around.
From: lovealwaysliz Date: April 10th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really appreciate your help! Right now we aren't quite ready for babies, but I guess no one is every READY for them! Just looking for one for the regular check ups!
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