I love, love, Grey's Anatomy and am counting the days till it returns in all it's McDreamy/McSteamy glory. But in the real world of sickness and healing do you really want your doctor to look like Patrick Dempsey? I mean, let's think about this. Do you want to tell a super sexy man that you have trouble holding your pee? Or that you've been constipated since 1986? Not me. I want my doctor to look like a bridge troll. That way I don't have to doll myself when I have a fever or groom my lady parts into a pleasing presentation (like a heart or a smiley face) to impress.
OBGYNs especially need to be three shades of ugly. If you're exploring my nether regions I don't want to be getting all excited. Granted it takes a lot to excite me these days, but why risk it. Pap smears are already uncomfortable and awkward, why add the anxiety of wondering if things are looking (and let's be honest-smelling) good DOWN THERE. Not that I'm gonna let my privates fall apart if the doctor is less than attractive, but I won't be as concerned he finds me repulsive.
I have similar feelings about female doctors. I don't want some hot lady doctor checking me out either because then I will compare myself to her and count the defects in my poor, sad, bod. Do you want a gorgeous woman telling you you're too fat and need to loose weight? I think not. What's worse is, she'll have photos of her beautiful husband and children hanging right next to her summa cum laude medical diploma. Now I'm not just feeling inadequate about my body, but about my whole life. All because I foolishly chose a good lookin medical professional. What started off as a slight yeast infection is now mild depression.
So take my advice- when feeling a little yeastie or feverish and you need medical attention, choose wisely, choose ugly.