The Gynecology and Reproduction Clinic is fully staffed and covers every need, whenever it arises.
As it is known, in our country pregnant women can choose their obstetrician themselves. The exclusive relationship with them cultivates trust and creates an atmosphere of confidence and security. However, each system has its weaknesses. In this case, couples waiting for childbirth during vacations often worry that their doctor is not available: “If another doctor we do not know needs to take over, will we have the same care?”
This is a reasonable concern, but there is a way to overcome it. My understanding is that setting up small groups of physicians working together can respond effectively to this problem and, more generally, to emergencies.
Knowing, in addition to her doctor, and their team, the patient feels confident in any case. For example, if a pregnancy is expected at a time when her obstetrician may be absent, the pregnant woman knows that another doctor she already knows, is familiar with and trusts will safely deliver her.
Working in this context, since 2004 when I returned to Greece I share the same professional space with my colleague, Konstantinos Kochiadakis. We have the same education, the same way of dealing with obstetric and gynecological cases and we cooperate in the majority of our surgeries.
At the Gynecology and Reproduction Clinic we adopt this collaborative practice to cover emergencies. Especially in obstetric cases, the doctors work as a team and one replaces the other in case of their absence. We work with the same midwife, Mrs. Perivolari, and the same nurse, Mrs. Christopoulou, who complete the staff of the Clinic.
Thus, the pregnant woman has the least possible stress, since she continues to come in contact with the same people, visits the same place, the same doctor and is undertaken by a doctor whom she has already met during her pregnancy and who replaces me if necessary.