An Expat (Female) Guide: A Visit to the Gynecologist

IMG_1394Yes, this is a post about going to the gynecologist.

Now that we have that out of the way…..

I’m not one for going to the western doctor, but every year I do go for my annual visit to the gynecologist. This is extremely important for women, and living in a foreign country is not an excuse to skip your yearly visit. 

So for all of you expat women out there in Kaohsiung, I have found an amazing Harvard -educated *gynecologist who speaks English and has a lovely office in the Aozihdi area. The office is open until 9:30PM and is even open for morning hours on the weekends. With your insurance card it is NT$350 (US$11), but if you are over 30 it is free. Breast sonograms are an additional NT$150, so do yourself a favor and get one.

Also, how cool is it that they put a screen from the ceiling to your waist when the exam is being done? Talk about traditional, but I found it helped relax me during the check-up.

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CHI-AN FAMILY CLINIC

Dr. Chang

No.1515, Yucheng Rd. Kaohsiung

Chianfamilyclinic@yahoo.com.tw

07-5541515

Office Hours Monday-Friday AM8:00-12:00 PM 5:30-9:30

Saturday-Sunday AM 9:00-12:00

*It has recently been brought to my attention that Dr. Chang is not a specialized gynecologist, but is a family doctor trained to perform female check ups. That said, I was completely satisfied with Dr. Chang for my routine pap smear, however if you are in need of more specialized services I would seek out a specialist.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this information. As far as trips to the gynecologist go, this was a pretty great experience.

  2. This is true and very interesting. I have to admit I have been skipping my visits because of being abroad 😦 But! I haven’t yet found a gyno here that speaks English (totally hard to come by) that isn’t my student (would that be weird??) I would really NOT like to visit someone who does not speak English… I think it would be really off-putting.
    Thanks for the informative post 🙂

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