Help a reader from Bloomfield find the perfect medical match:
I’m 25 and hadn’t been to a doctor since my pediatrician when I was 21. I finally have a “real” job and real insurance, and figured now that I am an adult should start checking up on my health more pro-actively.
To make a long story short, I went to a doctor in South Orange yesterday and was treated terribly by her. I got the feeling it was because I was gay (her attitude became even more demeaning when I requested an HIV test). I have never experienced this before, let alone from a female or an educated person like a doctor. Going to the doctor is unpleasant enough, and I left that office physically upset yesterday with no answers to any of my health concerns and just being told to come back another time for blood work. I am never going to return to that awful place.
Now I have even more anxiety about seeing a new doctor, what if this happens again. I’m hoping you know of or could help me find a gay or gay-friendly doctor in the area. I live in Bloomfield and have Oxford insurance, but would go out of network for the right doctor. I know of some in the city but would prefer my doctor to be closer to home. Thanks for your help.