What is primary care?
Primary care includes general preventive care such as cancer screenings and blood pressure checks, as well as management of general medical conditions and referrals for specialty care. Other services include HIV care and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). At UCSF, transgender primary care is provided by Dr. Maddie Deutsch, Director of Clinical Services at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and internationally recognized expert in transgender medicine.
Why is transgender primary care based at UCSF Women's Health Primary Care?
There are many overlaps between women's health and transgender health, such as the use of hormones. At UCSF, the leadership at Women's Health Primary Care has made providing primary care (including hormone therapy) to transgender and gender nonconforming people a priority.
Do you also see transgender men at Women's Health Primary Care?
Yes! Approximately 10% of patients seen are non-transgender men, including gay and bisexual men who feel more comfortable receiving care with us, and men who have chosen to receive their primary care with us based on the recommendations of their friends or relatives. As a result, it is fairly common to see men in our clinic waiting room, so transgender men can feel very comfortable and welcome at our clinic.