Primary Care & HRT for Transgender Patients
Within the medical community, the transgender population faces significant barriers to healthcare. In Atlanta, lack of awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity in the healthcare system lends to inadequate access to care for trans individuals.
In fact, up to 80 percent of gynecologists and 81 percent of endocrinologists (both among the most frequently consulted specialists for hormone therapy and monitoring) have not received proper training in the care of transgender patients. As a result, less and less trans people are visiting the doctor’s office. Although studies have shown the transgender population to have higher rates of HIV, a large number of trans people avoid seeking proper health care due to fear of mistreatment. This underscores an important need for adequately trained specialists who are knowledgeable about transgender health issues.
Despite most medical centers lacking the experience, compassion and understanding that transgender patients require, Atlanta does host some primary care providers who specialize in trans patients. One such professional is Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, an AAHIVM-certified HIV specialist and LGBTQ-friendly primary care provider in Atlanta.
Primary Care for Atlanta’s Transgender Community
With years of experience working with Atlanta’s LGBTQ community, Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, is a primary care specialist committed to serving the needs of the transgender population. Some of the treatments that Erin provides include:
- PrEP HIV Prevention
- HIV/AIDS Management
- Post-Exposure HIV Treatment
- Depression & Anxiety
- Weight Management
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Health Screenings
- Diabetes Management
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
Receive the quality level of care you deserve and work with AAHIVM-certified primary care specialist who has years of experience treating transgender patients. Learn more about how to schedule an appointment with Erin by visit the Contact page for more information.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Transgender Patients
Hormone replacement therapy for transgender people replaces the hormones naturally occurring in their bodies with those of the opposite sex. It has become both a highly-effective and safe form of treatment that enables transgender people to actualize their authentic self.
Over the past few years alone, there have been a number of compelling studies that support the safety and efficacy of hormone replacement therapy. In turn, it has become a standard treatment protocol in the provision of transgender care.
For transgender patients who do seek hormone replacement therapy, initiating and monitoring treatment requires a mindful approach to developing a program. This where working with an experienced and proficient care provider can work to a patient’s benefit.
Many transgender people feel the need to undergo hormone replacement therapy from a specialized endocrinologist. While proper training is important, the process of tailoring a hormone therapy program is relatively straightforward. Ultimately, trans patients should seek the expertise of a specialist who has experience initiating such treatments.
Compassionate Transgender Care You Can Trust
From the knowledge and experience that goes into a hormone therapy program to providing an autonomous environment that encourages open communication and understanding, patients should feel as though they can trust their transgender healthcare provider.
The unfortunate truth is that transgender individuals are faced with harassment, discrimination, and rejection within our society. Despite there being some degree of care available to trans patients in Atlanta, such care is typically managed by a specialized team. More physicians need to be competent and open to provide transgender individuals with routine screenings, treatment, and hormonal replacement therapies.
For compassionate transgender care that you can trust, consult Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS. Erin is a local AAHIVM-certified HIV specialist and primary care provider who has years of experience serving the LGBTQ community. To schedule an appointment with Erin, visit the Contact page for more information.