GENDER AFFIRMING CARE
AT SEVEN HILLS FAMILY MEDICINE WE KNOW THAT DIVERSITY OF GENDER EXPRESSION
IS A NORMAL PART OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR SOMETHING AS COMMONPLACE AS GENDER AFFIRMING CARE
TO BE SCARCE OR SPECIALIZED.
Inclusive care is basic primary care, and family physicians are particularly well suited to deliver it in a comprehensive and holistic manner. We take our inspiration from Fenway Health Center in Boston, MA where the development and implementation of evidence based gender affirming care protocols centers on the education and training of family clinicians.
We also understand that there is more to gender affirming care than hormone replacement therapy, and that having a safe, trusted space to meet all of your healthcare needs is life saving.
We wish we didn’t have to explain this so explicitly, but for clarity: gender affirming medical care is fully integrated into our Direct Primary Care membership at no additional charge.
Members can expect regular visits with Dr. Arnold for management of acute and chronic health conditions, wellness exams, pelvic and reproductive healthcare, prescribing and dispensing of HRT (if desired), and referrals for gender affirming surgeries (if desired). Vincent provides care coordination, facilitating the discount prescription program, and connection to community resources.
Though it is recommended that you come in at least annually for a physical exam, we understand that there are many people throughout the state of Virginia who are too far away to get to us regularly and who do have access to gender affirming care.
In some cases we can provide gender affirming care exclusively through telehealth. Please call us at (804) 376- 9114 or e-mail at email@example.com to set up a free consultation with Dr. Arnold. She will review your medical history to see if this is an appropriate option for you.