A Commitment to Progressive Primary Care
Choosing an Atlanta primary care provider to manage your healthcare is an important decision. Although there is no shortage of professional and personalized primary care in Atlanta, not all providers have the experience and specialized credentials to handle every patient who walks through the door.
Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, is an Atlanta primary care provider who routinely handles a wide range of healthcare concerns. Erin is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine and offers a full spectrum of primary care services to many types of patients. Some of the specialized areas of healthcare in which Erin handles includes:
- Physical Exams
- PrEP HIV Prevention
- PEP HIV Prevention
- HIV/AIDS Management
- Depression & Anxiety
- Weight Management
- Metabolic Syndrome
- STD Testing & Treatment
- Health Screenings
- Diabetes Management
- Transgender Care
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, is a primary care provider in Atlanta who is deeply committed to providing safe spaces for everyone to receive the highest quality healthcare – including those within Atlanta’s LGBTQ community.
LBGTQ-Friendly Primary Care in Atlanta
Despite primary care for LGBTQ patients being virtually the same as everyone else, those in the LGBTQ community often face barriers to healthcare, often relating to gender identity and sexuality. Being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or gender non-conforming is not genetically or biologically unique. However, social stigmas and marginalization create health disparities in LGBTQ-friendly healthcare, and many primary care centers are poorly equipped to handle routine treatments for such patients.
Ultimately, it’s sexual behavior, not sexual orientation, that determines risk of STDs like HIV and AIDS. In some cases, identity or behavior may influence specific health concerns, but the course of testing and treatment is almost always the same. Unfortunately, many Atlanta primary care centers are not equipped with the knowledge and experience to care for LGBTQ patients.
With several years of experience working with the area’s LGBTQ community, Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, is an Atlanta primary care provider dedicated to serving the needs of all walks of life. Erin is committed to providing a safe, non-discriminatory space for everyone to receive care. For more information about LBGTQ-friendly primary care in Atlanta, schedule an appointment to learn more.
STD Testing & Treatment in Primary Care
If you’re currently sexually active or have been active in the past, getting tested is important for the care of your health. For many individuals, STD testing is the first step to getting proper treatment.
It’s especially important to get tested if you’ve had unprotected sex or if you discover that your partner has contracted an STD. And although many STDs have only mild symptoms that can difficult to detect at first, it’s critical to get tested if you experience any symptoms that could be the result of an STD. For example, two of the most common infections are chlamydia and gonorrhea. Both can often have any undetectable symptoms but can lead to permanent negative effects if they are not immediately treated.
You deserve access to friendly and confidential STD testing, treatment, and education. This includes the testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, syphilis, as well as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), like HIV. Your Atlanta primary care provider should be proficient in such STD testing protocols, in addition to having the systems in place to help you effectively treat and manage any infections or diseases that may arise.
There are many reasons why an individual may need a physical examination. In essence, a physical examination is a routine series of tests which are performed to assess an individual’s general health. It’s generally advised for adults to have a routine physical exam each year to update vaccinations, screen for diseases, determine the risks of possible future medical problems, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
The vast majority of patients only seek medical attention when displaying symptoms of being ill. In the case of transgender people and others in the LGBTQ community, such individuals often avoid seeing a primary care doctor or healthcare provider out to fear of being mistreated, judged, or discriminated against. This underscores an important need for LGBTQ-friendly primary care in a setting that’s open, autonomous, and non-judgmental.
By maintaining a relationship with your Atlanta primary care provider, even when you are well, you’ll be able to recognize potential health issues early and treat them before they escalate and become more serious. Routine physical examinations are a very important element to this relationship and continuing to maintain optimal health.
Schedule an Appointment for Primary Care in Atlanta
From the knowledge and experience that goes into an effective HIV/AIDS treatment plan to providing a safe environment that encourages open communication and understanding, there are a number of benefits to choosing a specialized healthcare provider for primary care in Atlanta. These benefits help preserve a patient’s long-term quality of life, giving them peace of mind and relief from any symptoms they are experiencing.
Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, is a local AAHIVM-certified HIV specialist and primary care provider in Atlanta whose expertise is in helping individuals manage and prevent various STDs. To schedule an appointment with Erin, visit the Contact page for more information.