How to Choose a Family Planning Facility
Key factors you should consider when choosing a family planning facility.
At Gynemed, we understand that making the choice about your pregnancy is a difficult and an emotional time in your life. As leaders in family planning, we firmly believe that patient education should help answer questions, and not create them, and help provide you with additional comfort about your decision.
Understandably, cost is a very important consideration, however, with the help of this outline, you will have all the tools you need to truly make the best decision regarding your own, personal needs.
1- Is the physician performing the procedure Has completed a 4 year residency in OB/GYN
2-Has the physician been providing abortion services for years.
3-Is the facility a nationally certified Ambulatory Surgical center (ASC)?
The standard of care for ASC’s are similar to hospitals.
4-Does the facility have a good reputation among their patients and does it have an established history of providing safe quality care?
At Gynemed, our physicians are OB/GYN’s and are board certified/eligible. They have extensive training in the latest medical/surgical techniques and are heavily involved with organizations like the National Abortion Federation.Gynemed has been in the same location for over 30 years. We feel it is our obligation to give back to our community.
5-Deos the facility get a lot of protestors?
Gynemed surgical center is in a private professional building and protestors are prohibited to be on our premises by law.
6-Does the facility accept your insurance?
At Gynemed we accept many forms of insurance, including BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, and Medical Assistance. Please call our center to verify coverage and what your out-of-pocket amount will be.
7-Is the facility an abortion clinic or a certified ambulatory surgical center?
Gynemed has been the ONLY state licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), in the state of Maryland, since 1982 that provides abortion care for first and second trimester.
8-Does the facility use the latest medications?
Gynemed uses the latest medications that are much easier on the body and provide a better, and more comfortable, outcome.
Medications we use are:
- Cytotec: softens and dilates the cervix
- Mifepristone: stops the growth of the pregnancy
- Xanax: calms any anxiety the patient may have
- Antibiotics: prescribed after the procedure to prevent any infection that could occur