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LGBT / LGBTQI+ Friendly Medical Care

LGBTQIA Health | Last Active: Dec 22, 2021 | Replies (15)

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@gingerw

@doslovesdogs21 I have had that experience myself, not getting the provider I was hoping for. My suggestion is to go in with an open mind that you will be receiving quality care. Explain to the PCP assigned to you, what your expectations are, and inquire if they will meet that. Give them the opportunity to do the right thing by you, and thank them if they do. As patients, we often have to advocate for ourselves.

Let me know what you think of this idea, please?
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@gingerw That is a very good suggestion, thanks! I am not always a very good advocate for myself (a bit of a people-pleaser), but it's an important reminder that I am one of the most important pieces in navigating my own medical care. Thank you!

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