I am 41 and male, and have fibromyalgia. Problems since 2000. Anyway, I had my first physical exam with my new female doctor since I am at a new practice. I feel the physical exam is a time for me to build a better medical relationship with my doctor, and for her to know more about me. Anyhow, without explanation, some male student, who seems college age, comes in and performs my physical. It made for an uncomfortable situation, but I also feel it was a missed opportunity for my regular doctor. I understand sometimes a doctor might have to have a student in with them during a physical, but I didn't feel it was right for my primary doctor to not be present during a physical. It has me wanting to switch doctors almost. Am I wrong about this? Should a doctor be present for at least part of a physical exam?