When you need medical care, do you consider the gender of your physician? While many have no preference, studies are revealing that many patients do prefer male or female physicians specifically. Moreover, we are learning that the factors that may determine a patient’s preference for a doctor of a certain gender can be widely varied. A 2018 survey of over 7,000 Americans took a deep dive into physician preference and how it may be influenced. Here are some key findings, as well as what they may mean for your own, personal health care.