by CJ2008 » Jun 6, 2014 More and more these days I show up to what I thought was going to be a doctor's appointment only to find I'm not seeing the doctor, but a nurse practitioner. Just now, I got a call from the gynecologist's office where I have an appointment next week to tell me that if I want to see the doctor I need to wait until August...otherwise I can keep the appointment but see a nurse practitioner. I said I'll wait... But I'm not sure that there's a need to...it's almost my default response most of the time...but I'd like to have a good reason for doing one way or another. What do you do? Do you care about seeing an actual doctor versus a nurse practitioner? Does it depend on the reason for your visit?