Difference Between PrEP vs. PEP for HIV Prevention

You’ve likely heard about both PrEP and PEP for HIV prevention. These treatments are proven effective in preventing HIV transmission, but with one very important distinction: one is for pre-exposure, while the other is for post-exposure to HIV. In turn, while both have similar objectives, the differences in PrEP vs. PEP for HIV prevention depend …

Now Offering Telemedicine Visits During Coronavirus / COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has really changed the platform for how we deliver and receive care, and as of March 18, 2020, the Georgia Composite Medical Board approved measures to make it easier for medical providers to treat patients via telemedicine. I am excited to announce that I am now able to offer telemedicine visits to my patients! …

Introducing the Exclusively Inclusive Podcast!

I am BEYOND excited to announce the launching of my brand new podcast, Exclusively Inclusive! As a life-long Ally of the LGBTQ+ community, and after having the privilege of providing high quality, judgment-free healthcare for this population for the last several years, I wanted to take make a bigger impact. By launching the Exclusively Inclusive …

Alternative Perspectives Interview on Transgender Healthcare

Recently, Erin Everett, NP-C, AAHIVS, and Dr. Joseph Smiddy of Druid Hills Primary Care were guests on the Gregg Bossen’s Alternative Perspectives podcast. During the episode, Mr. Bossen asked questions regarding gender dysphoria, transgender rights, access to healthcare, as well as some of the ins-and-outs of hormone replacement therapy. To listen to the entire episode, …

Sexual Health: The Missing Link in Primary Care

Health promotion and disease prevention are hot topics in primary care these days. With changes in healthcare, employers are being rewarded for keeping their employees low risk for chronic illness. Incentives include discounts for non-tobacco users and deposits into the health savings account for having low cholesterol, A1C, and regular Blood Pressure checks to reduce …

Choose Health, Choose the Right Nurse Practitioner for You

When I talk to patients about what it means to be healthy, the responses I receive are largely varied. For some people it means preventing illness and maintaining their current level of functioning, for others it means avoiding a hospital visit this month, quarter, or year. Health goals vary greatly depending on the age of the …