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Our hope is to address the health care needs of people, not of a category of people but the needs of an individual.
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LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, & QUESTIONING (LGBTQ) AND MINORITY POPULATIONS
We recognize that some segments of our patient population are not getting the health care they deserve because of the stigma and discrimination they feel in the health care arena.
We would like to eliminate the health care disparities that exist, with an emphasis on service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans Gender and Questioning (LGBTQ) and minority populations.
To do this we will start with developing a source physicians can use to direct patients needing specific health services for which we may have been unfamiliar.
- We will strive to make our LGBTQ and minority patients informed about health issues and to make them feel comfortable to ask questions without the fear of judgment.
- We will need to educate our physicians by providing resources and lectures about the specific needs of this population.
- We will strive to make patients feel comfortable so that a label no longer keeps them from quality health care.
- We will try to open doors for health care choices.
If we expand the health care and wellness of this population, we have done our job.