I was lurking a few pages back and found the OB recommendations post. I am recently in the market for an OB (see ticker!!). I called two different practices: Dr. Klyn and Dr. LaGrand. Dr. Klyn's secretarty was so weird to me, that after three phone calls, I just decided it wasn't a good fit. Dr. LaGrand's office has been super nice and helpful and is willing to schedule a first appointment around week 8-9 or so. I'm feeling pretty nervous about starting with a new OB that I've never met.
Everyone: Did you ever find an OB that did "meet & greet" type of appointments? How did you decide where to go? Who do you see now?
Dr. LaGrand specific: Do they do their own ultrasounds or order them at another area of the hospital? Do you have a feel for their 'philosophy' on pregnancy and delivery (ie: induction, c-sections, medication, etc..) Do you feel they would be open to a birth plan that would include as much of a 'natural' environment as possible? I am due really close to the holidays, and am wondering what they do for coverage if I were to deliver when he is not available? Any idea about the Dr. Mrs. LaGrand? When I called the office and asked to see Dr. LaGrand (non gender specific), they told me "He is in a practice by himself, so it takes awhle to get in..." They have told me a couple of times that he is in a solo practice. I thought they were a husband/wife team?
Thanks in advance!!