I was assigned to Lori Marshall as my main doctor. She was nice enough, but never answered my questions thoroughly or to my satisfaction.
I recently entered the period where I go every 2 weeks for my OB appointments, and the last appointment two weeks ago was with Dr. Bret Harris (sp?) who did an amazing job of making me feel like an idiot. He basically said I need to sit back, shut up, and let them make their "professional" decisions. I was asking him about the prevalence of non-mandatory c-sections and inductions (inducement?) and voicing my concern that my husband and I would not have much control over how the birth of our child goes. He went on to say that the courts now mandate at what point they must do a c-section - not for medical reasons, but TO AVOID LEGAL PROBLEMS. In other words, the courts have set scenarios in which a doctor must perform a c-section to cover his/her @ss against future legal issues. I left that appointment ready to have my husband deliver our baby at home, in our bed.
So today was our 34 week appointment. Dr. Harris had scheduled an ultrasound to check the size of the baby since I lost weight at my last appointment. The ultrasound was scheduled for 12:30. We were not seen until 1:00. The appointment was scheduled for 1:00 with Dr. Sherry Taylor, and we sat in the room for half an hour before starting to get fidgity. There was no one in the waiting room when we got there, so what was taking so long? Around 1:40 my husband went to use the bathroom and apparently the doctor was right outside the door. She was rude to him when he said he would just stay in if she was ready for the appointment, saying she was coming in but not at that moment. Five minutes later we heard her still outside our room, chatting with a nurse about the pains of getting a passport. We walked out and she snidely called after us "Hello?" We didn't turn around, just headed right out.
My husband is calling today to voice our complaint. Tomorrow I am calling Blue Cross Blue Shield to make sure no more payments are made to Northside / Northpoint. I will then find another doctor for my last few appointments and for my baby's delivery. I regret not going for a homebirth with a midwife. They don't call Northside a Baby Factory for the heck of it.