LGBTQ+ Primary Care & Gender Affirming Care
Imagine . . . Being celebrated by your doctor for your unique identity!
In an ideal world, going to your doctor should be an uplifting experience. Sadly, this is often not the case for the LGBTQ+ community. Many individuals experience discrimination from their doctors, are offered inappropriate services, do not have their pronouns or preferred name utilized or they have to spend time educating their doctor about their situation. Additionally, many people report discomfort discussing important issues with their doctor due to fear of judgment. Ultimately, these things decrease the quality of care that LGBTQ+ persons receive.
After her own experiences receiving inadequate health care due to her status as a kinky, queer woman, Dr. Lauren Gresham has been on a mission to make her own practice better. It is always Dr. Gresham’s goal that you feel totally at ease being yourself and discussing any issue that is important to you. Whether we are discussing the symptoms of your runny nose, or your first experiments with polyamory, we will work together to develop a treatment plan that addresses the whole you.
If you identify with any of the terms below, Dr. Lauren Gresham would be honored to be your doctor:
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer, sapiosexual, asexual and more
- Transgender, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, non-binary gender
- Practitioner of BDSM or other kink or fetish lifestyles
- Polyamorous, swinger or other alternative relationship styles
How is Dr. Gresham’s approach different from other providers?
Dr. Lauren Gresham combines the absolute best of natural medicine with conventional medical knowledge when developing your treatment plans. Dr. Gresham will be spending significantly more time, on average between 50-75 minutes, getting to know you and your unique journey at each visit. You will never be rushed into a quick diagnosis and sent out the door with only prescription drugs in hand. Instead, you can expect to leave her office significantly more educated about what is happening in your body. Dr. Gresham takes time to ensure that you understand your treatment and your diagnosis so that no matter where your health journey takes you, you feel more empowered in your life.
Dr. Gresham values patient education so much that she earned the national credential to become a Certified Community Health Educator Specialist. Dr. Gresham is particularly skilled at explaining complex medical ideas in a language that patients can understand. You can expect to see diagrams, hear metaphors, look at anatomical models and have ample time to get all your questions answered.
Call today to begin your journey towards optimal health and renewed vitality!