You are about to go in to a doctor for a series of different preventive health exams. Maybe you are getting your annual colon cancer screening. Perhaps you need to get a preventive heart scan or a lung scan because you've reached the age where these things are necessary. For whatever reason, you need to get a scan and you want to go to a good doctor to get that done. Does it matter to you if the doctor is a man or a woman? Most people don't have a preference between male and female doctors for preventive health screening. They just want the person who is best for the job. This is probably due to the fact that concerns about the gender of a doctor tend to be related to fears of embarassment that are associated with being younger; preventive health scans are usually done on older patients who have gotten over these feelings over the years. But what if you do have a preference for one gender over the other when it comes to getting your preventive health screening? There is nothing wrong with seeking out a doctor of the gender that you prefer. It is important that you be comfortable with the doctors that you are working with so you might as well make all of the choices that you need to make in order to make that happen. Question of the Day: Do you have a preference for male or female preventive health doctors?