transdoctor

LGBTQQIP2SAA Health

My practice is open and welcoming to anyone who needs my support in their general health and wellbeing. Both clinics I work from are queer/trans* friendly, have gender-neutral bathrooms, and warm and welcoming atmospheres.

General Health Support

I'm pleased to offer all-encompassing complementary health care for acute and chronic concerns for members of the queer community. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or are interested in working together for your better health.

Hormonal Therapy Support

I have a special interest in working with people who are considering, preparing, or in the midst of hormonal therapy. There are specific health concerns that your medical doctor may wish you address prior to beginning HRT; with harm reduction as my primary concern I'm happy to help support you in making any changes that honour your body and your choices prior to or while using hormone therapy. 

Pre-Hormonal Therapy Support

Using botanical medicine, acupuncture, nutritional support and a mind-body approach to medicine, some of the pre-hormone support I provide for my trans* patients includes:

  • Assistance with smoking cessation
  • Help addressing high blood pressure
  • Support for metabolic syndrome
  • High blood sugar and/or cholesterol
  • Stress management 
  • Discussion, support, and clarification about starting hormones

Hormonal Therapy Support

Once hormonal therapy is initiated, some individuals have to contend with side-effects and potential long-term consequences of being on supplemental hormones. Many of these can be mitigated through lifestyle and dietary changes. Some of conditions I help my patients on HRT with include:

  • Bone density support
  • Weight management 
  • PCOS management
  • Blood sugar control, pre-diabetes, and diabetes support  
  • Acne and other skin complaints
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol concerns
  • Liver protection and support
  • Heart disease 
  • Mood support 
  • Fertility support 
  • Annual physical exams in a comfortable and supportive environment

If you are interested in working together or have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me