The Doctors: Amazing Race Twin Doctors
Dr. Travis Stork kicked off The Doctors show by introducing two very special guests who he explained you may recognize from The Amazing Race, twin brothers and OB/GYNs, Dr. Idries Abdur-Rahman and Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman.
The Drs TV: Male Vs. Female OBGYN
As Dr. Travis Stork said, plenty of women would be comfortable coming to see them as their doctor, but Dr. Travis Stork and Dr. Rachael Ross discussed the debate of male versus female OBGYNs. Dr. Rachael Ross explained that 50% of gynecologists are female and when they looked through the residency programs, about 80% are women.
She wanted to know if there were any problems with women being comfortable with the fact that they are men. Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman said mostly no, but they have had a couple patients say they’re not comfortable seeing a male, but they also have some patients who say they only want to see a male, but he said the vast majority don’t seem to have an issue.
Dr. Jim Sears shared that there’s an OBGYN down in the Orange County area that seems to be the most popular, but he’s also a very handsome Italian man. What do you think? Do you prefer your OBGYN to be a male or female?
The Doctors: Male OBGYN Making Patients More Comfortable
Dr. Travis Stork then asked Dr. Idries and Dr. Jamil what they do to make their patients more comfortable, “because obviously there are some things that a woman goes through that we don’t.”
Dr. Idries said he tends to bring a little comedy to the situation, and tries to make his patients laugh, “but more importantly, you treat each patient as an individual. You tell them what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, what they’re options are.”
He said that by doing so, they don’t see you as a male or female doctor. They simply see you as their doctor. I will share that my OBGYN is a male and I feel totally comfortable with him, because he does just what Dr. Idries described. He brings comedy into each session and makes it very clear what he’s doing and why. I never once worried or even thought about the fact that he was a male. But of course all women are different!
The Drs: Gynecologist Gender Preference
Dr. Rachael Ross shared that she noticed when you walk into the office of a male gynecologist, you will notice that the women are dressed up, have their perfume on, and are waiting to see their doctor.
The doctors asked viewers to weigh in on Twitter about whether they preferred a male or female OBGYN. About 31% of Twitter followers said they preferred a male OBGYN while 69% said they preferred a female OBGYN. Where would you fall in that category?