It wasn’t until I moved to New York when I realized how difficult it would be to find a good doctor or dentist. My first experiences with doctors were terrible. Once during my pelvic exam, an ice-cold speculum was rammed into me without warning. Two New York dentists told me I needed braces despite the fact that my teeth are perfectly straight; one refused to even make a mouth guard for my teeth grinding unless I had a consultation with an orthodontist. In the U.S., and more specifically, in New York, it’s hard to trust whether doctors and dentists are giving us recommendations based on what is truly best for our health rather than their paychecks.