Hormone therapy consultations are provided by Dr. Maddie Deutsch, MD, MPH (she/her) the Medical Director of UCSF Transgender Care, a Professor of Clinical Family & Community Medicine, and an internationally recognized expert in gender affirming health care, and by Dr. Steven "Stef" Nguyen, MD (they/them), a UCSF Assistant Clinical Professor of Family & Community Medicine with special training in gender affirming health care. Patients can be seen only for hormone therapy and consultation, or in conjunction with receiving primary care. In many cases, visits can be conducted using video visits / telemedicine. It is strongly advised that all patients being seen in our clinic for hormone therapy management only have an outside primary care provider; in the case of co-existing health issues, patients may be required to establish a primary care relationship either with an outside medical provider, or with one of our providers.
Dr. Deutsch offers the placement of testosterone pellets in the office for her own patients.
Dr. James F. Smith, MD, MS in the UCSF Department of Urology also offers this service for patients who are already on testosterone and have a doctor who is managing their hormone therapy and who is available to collaborate.More information about testopel can be found here. Note this pamphlet is oriented towards cisgender men who have low testosterone levels. However, the information about how the pellets work, the insertion, risks, and what to expect are still applicable for when used for gender affirming care.
Information about hormone therapy