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Tomorrow's Doctors Not Sure How to Deal with GLBT Health Issues

There are 17 comments on the EDGEnewyork.com Health/Fitness Feed story from Apr 11, 2011, titled Tomorrow's Doctors Not Sure How to Deal with GLBT Health Issues. In it, EDGEnewyork.com Health/Fitness Feed reports that:

A new Stanford University study shows that although tomorrow's physicians are not prejudiced about treating gays and lesbians, they are not entirely sure how to go about doing so, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on April 7. A new report, Medical Students' Preparedness and Comfort Levels in Caring for LGBT Patients, was presented in New ...

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Since: Dec 07

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#2 Apr 11, 2011
Well, there are gender-based medical specialties. Women see gynecologists. Men, on the other hand, see urologists for sexual problems, dysfunctions and fertility problems.

It's not a problem here in SF, though, were a lot of gays get their medical degrees and stay to build a practice.
Franklin Stantoni wrote:
pathetic ameriKKKan christians! too stupid to tell the difference between a human being and a human being.
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#3 Apr 11, 2011
About 2 years ago, after relocating my place of residence, I chose a physician recommended to me by a family member.

Although I have been out for over 30 years, I did not tell him that I am gay, because his waiting room is filled with Christian literature.

I've never seen a physician's office like that before.

Since: May 08

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#5 Apr 11, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
About 2 years ago, after relocating my place of residence, I chose a physician recommended to me by a family member.
Although I have been out for over 30 years, I did not tell him that I am gay, because his waiting room is filled with Christian literature.
I've never seen a physician's office like that before.
Had one of those once, good doctor, my family used his services for 20 years. My wife got her birth control elsewhere.

Insurance moved us to a approved provider, new insurance company and I started at the U of M. No Christians there.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Apr 11, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
About 2 years ago, after relocating my place of residence, I chose a physician recommended to me by a family member.
Although I have been out for over 30 years, I did not tell him that I am gay, because his waiting room is filled with Christian literature.
I've never seen a physician's office like that before.
Dang!
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Sugar; that's like goin' to a voodoo witch doctor
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Practice bending over and kissing your boom boom bye bye
TanDog

Thornbury, Australia

#8 Apr 12, 2011
Why does that mean; "don't know how to deal with gay patients"? Seriously? We're all people. They would have any problems if try didn't know, so why should knowing that someone is gay have any affect on how yet would treat them? Far out.

Since: Mar 07

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#9 Apr 12, 2011
TanDog wrote:
Why does that mean; "don't know how to deal with gay patients"? Seriously? We're all people. They would have any problems if try didn't know, so why should knowing that someone is gay have any affect on how yet would treat them? Far out.
That's exactly what I thought when I read the title.

Just treat us the same way, and for the same things, as everyone else. Respect us, and our families. Keep up to date on what's new in medicine.

Charge fairly.

That's pretty much it.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#10 Apr 12, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
About 2 years ago, after relocating my place of residence, I chose a physician recommended to me by a family member.
Although I have been out for over 30 years, I did not tell him that I am gay, because his waiting room is filled with Christian literature.
I've never seen a physician's office like that before.
My doctors are all within a Catholic medical organization. I have had 3 different primary doctors in the last couple of years. Two left for other areas. All of them have been made aware I am gay, and I have given each of them a copy of my medical directive, giving my partner decision-making authority. None of these doctors have shown any negative feelings. All were professional and open in discussion. Their waitng rooms also had religious literature. My advice is to tell the doctor, and watch for his reaction. I would rather be open and knowing if I needed another doctor, rather than wait for a serious situation to arise before knowing. Tell him/her.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Apr 12, 2011
Religious literature scattered about in the waiting room could indicate a doctor who is operating on a religious tax-free exemption
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The Gay Master Race should charge the doctor for the privilege of providing us with medical care
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If he doesn't pay; we turn him in
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#12 Apr 12, 2011
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Religious literature scattered about in the waiting room could indicate a doctor who is operating on a religious tax-free exemption
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The Gay Master Race should charge the doctor for the privilege of providing us with medical care
.
If he doesn't pay; we turn him in
Thank you for proudly displaying your insanity for all the world to see.

:)
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#13 Apr 12, 2011
Frank Stanton wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for proudly displaying your insanity for all the world to see.
:)
You've been a wonderful teacher; sugar
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gimme a kiss
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#14 Apr 12, 2011
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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You've been a wonderful teacher; sugar
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gimme a kiss
Lips that worship Obamaniac® will never touch mine.

LOL

:)

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#15 Apr 12, 2011
TanDog wrote:
Why does that mean; "don't know how to deal with gay patients"? Seriously? We're all people. They would have any problems if try didn't know, so why should knowing that someone is gay have any affect on how yet would treat them? Far out.
The title was,'Doctors Not Sure How to Deal with GLBT" - that's "GLBT" not just gay. The thing is that mNY TLBG people - especially trans people - have unique medical needs and the medical schools aren't doing their jobs when they fail to educate their students about that.

It's a lot harder for a trans person, even post op trans people, to find a doctor willing to treat them even though the AMA supports their treatment. Too many of them either freak out, claim a nonexistent religious exemption or make seriously rude assumptions about trans people. I hope articles like this reach the eyes of those who make educational poicy for medical schools.
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#16 Apr 12, 2011
The way I look at things now, ya gotta die sometime !

:)

And since I'm shocked I lived past the age of 40, considering the life I've led, anything more is just icing on the cake.

:)

(or kindling on the fire depending upon wher I end up.)

(I've seen HELL. And HELL, thy name is "New Jersey".)

Since: Mar 11

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#17 Apr 12, 2011
fr Frank Stanton:

>...I've never seen a physician's office like that before....<

Must've been my former primary care "doctor". Had jimmy dobdork's rag in his waiting room, and when I came out to the "dr", his level of care (never that good to begin with, he's only concerned with the $$) tanked.

Needless to say, I am NOT going back to him.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#18 Apr 13, 2011
My previous Dr, a Liberal, Jewish (in NJ) woman was schocked when I came out as Trans to her after I had my stroke. I was at the bottom of her "Who's gonna have a stroke list". She lived with it! I sensed that the quality of care went down somewhat though. My new Dr. a woman (in Pa) reacted with shock when I told her also, and I think now it's a " well you have ins so I'll take your money, but don't expect anything heroic or life saving!" I asked her to Rx my hormones and she declined on the basis that I'd had a stroke and she knew nothing about transexuals. Actually, they're pretty good reasons. My "Trans" dr. and I had a parting of the ways so I'm back on DIY Hormones. I'd love to find another "Trans" dr. who didn't make me fell he (or she) was just exploiting me.
It Ain't Easy!
Regards, Terry

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#19 Apr 13, 2011
[QUOTE (I've seen HELL. And HELL, thy name is "New Jersey".)[/QUOTE]

Are you another refugee from the "Soprano" state? "A wonderful place to be coming from and a lousy place to be going to!" I voted with my feet recently. My Family's been there since 1748 but I hate the place! Christie will make it better until he's out of office, then the Soc-Dem-Libs will turn it upside down again
regards, Terry
Frank Stanton

New York, NY

#20 Apr 13, 2011
TerryE wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you another refugee from the "Soprano" state? "A wonderful place to be coming from and a lousy place to be going to!" I voted with my feet recently. My Family's been there since 1748 but I hate the place! Christie will make it better until he's out of office, then the Soc-Dem-Libs will turn it upside down again
regards, Terry
I'm a New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn at Evangelical Deaconess Hospital, 623 Chauncey Street Brooklyn in Bushwick which is located at: 40┬░40'59.50"N, 73┬░54'35.50"W

You can see the building on Google Earth's Street View. Except for college, I've lived here all my life.

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