New clinic offers much-need medical care for LGBTQ community


DAY A MONTH TO MAKE SURE
EVERYBODY IS GETTING THEIR
HEALTH CARE NEEDS. THIS EXAM ROOM LOOKS LIKE ANY
OTHER. BUT COMES WITH A SPECIFIC
MESSAGE.>>WE’RE GOING TO DO ALL
ENCOMPASSING CARE. HANNAH: ALL ARE WELCOMING HERE.>>FROM THE MOMENT OF CHECK-IN
TO SEEING THE PROVIDER, THE
NURSES, OUR LAB, EVERYONE WILL
BE SENSITIVE TO THE LGBTQ
COMMUNITY. AND THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS. HANNAH: OB/GYN DOCTOR AND AN
INTERNAL MEDICAL CENTER ARE A
PART OF UNITYPOINT’S NEW LGBTQ
CLINIC THAT OPENS TUESDAY NIGHT. THEY’VE BOTH UNDERGONE TRAINING
TO PROVIDE SPECIALIZED CARE TO
THOSE WHO HAVE STRUGGLED TO FIND
IT IN THE PAST.>>I DON’T KNOW VERY MANY LGBTQ
PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD JUST ONLY
POSITIVE EXPERIENCES WITH HEALTH
CARE PROVIDERS.>>SOME PATIENTS CALL SAYING
THAT THEY’RE TRANS-MALE OR
TRANS-FEMALE AND THEY’RE NOT
ALLOWED TO BE SEEN IN THAT
CLINIC. THE STATEMENT IS WE DON’T TAKE
CARE OF TRANS INDIVIDUALS.>>TO SEE PEOPLE GO THROUGH THIS
AND NOT KNOW WHAT’S THE NEXT
STEP? WHERE DO I GO? WHERE DO I TURN TO? JUST KIND OF GET LOST IN THE
SYSTEM. AND IT’S A VERY HARD TO SEE. HANNAH: THE CLINIC OBVIOUSLY
CENTERS AROUND MEDICAL CARE LIKE
PHYSICALS, H.I.V. AND TESTING. COUNSELLING AND PREAND POST
SURGICAL CARE. SOME OF WHAT MAKES IT AN ALL
INCLUSIVE CLINIC IS NOT MEDICAL
AT ALL.>>TO WALK IN, SAY I’M DR. AMY,
SHE, HER, HERS WHERE IT GIVES
THE PATIENT THE ABILITY TO TELL
US THEIR PREFERRED PRONOUNS. HANNAH: THE CLINIC WILL BE OPEN
ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH
MONTH FOR TWO HOURS IN THE
EVENING. COMFORT BEING THE MAIN CONCERN.>>IT’S SUCH A HUGE NEED TO KNOW
A DOCTOR WILL NOT BE ABLE

1 thought on “New clinic offers much-need medical care for LGBTQ community

  1. So lets see…Doctors have to worry about getting sued because of pronouns on top of everything else and these weirdos wonder why nobody wants to treat them?
    And people wonder how a man like Donald Trump can become POTUS.

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