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An online doctor’s office, QueerDoc.

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Jani

With all the discussion about trying to find a doctor who will see LGBTQ persons I found this story interesting.  Take a listen, its short. 

https://www.marketplace.org/2019/11/12/the-doctor-who-left-primary-care-to-help-lgbtq-patients/

 

"Dr. Crystal Beal left primary care to open an online doctor’s office, QueerDoc. Beal sees patients in Washington and Alaska over video and soon will be expanding to Idaho. QueerDoc provides gender-diverse care, everything from hormones for transgender patients to contraception and letters to change gender markers on identification cards."  

 

https://queerdoc.com

"QueerDoc is a totally online doctor’s office focused on queer and gender affirming medicine."  Its just her and another provider at this time.  They don't take insurance.  They provide care on a sliding scale so fees are not the primary focus of her practice.  

 

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Susan R

I'm impressed with this doctor.  Keeping pricing down by working another job to help our community out is awesome.  I hope her practice succeeds in a big way.  There's no reason this type of care can't be used effectively if done right.  If I didn't have insurance in place I'd making a call to her business right now.  She's local too which wouldn't matter really if using online video to facilitate and appointment.  The plus side of it is she is more likely to be familiar with legislation and trends in the community here.  I sure love the Seattle area.

 

Thank you for sharing this @Jani

Susan R🌷

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VickySGV

My own HMO here in California is doing more work via the internet and telephones instead of in-person consultation and it is a viable way of getting help where competent and cooperative medical help is difficult to find.  I have blood pressure and my glucose meter and fever thermometer  that can hook up to my computer and download vitals to the HMO's web links, and the electronic gadgets were covered by my insurance although they are all less than $300 from merchandise web sites.  There will be some wrinkles before this idea really is fully workable, but I like how it looks and hopefully grows.

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Josie Beth

I sure wish this was an option here! There’s similar doctors offices in the area that work on a sliding scale but nothing specifically transgender or over video online. That’s a great way to help people with very difficult schedules or transportation issues.

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