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Looking for an endocrinologist
by Alicia Glenn (alisha_gray )
at January 22nd, 2010 (12:53 pm)
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Location: United States, Pennsylvania, Indiana
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Music: Vienna Teng - My Medea

Hey everyone, spare knowledge for a noob?

ehm. My therapist told me at our last meeting that I should start looking for a good endocrinologist. As far as I can tell, there's three in the Pittsburgh area, which I found via TrueSelves. T-Vox does not have any listings for Pittsburgh endos. Two of the ones in Pittsburgh are guys, so I'm banking on the third. Does anyone know of any more listings for trans-friendly endocrinologists in the Western PA area?

Thank you all ^^

~Alicia

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Posted by: pandagenma (pandagenma )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
bunnybunny

Marathon! Awesome. :) Sorry, I know, not an answer to your question.

Posted by: Alicia Glenn (alisha_gray )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)

*giggles* It's ok, you recognized my favorite game series of all time ever :D

Posted by: pandagenma (pandagenma )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
NiGHTS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s60u5yGxS2g

Posted by: Alicia Glenn (alisha_gray )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)

Oh my dog, that was so horribly brilliant ^^

Posted by: callyboy (callyboy )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
tranarchy

Have you tried Persad for their resources? I haven't lived there in about 8 years, but they are a good point of reference for most things trans.

Good luck.

Posted by: Natasha Softpaw (natashasoftpaw )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)

Seconding this, I've dealt with them recently and they're awesome.

http://www.persadcenter.org/

Posted by: Alicia Glenn (alisha_gray )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)

I actually was on the phone with them earlier today. They recommended Metro Family Practice, which was what I was looking at anyway :)

Posted by: Getting There (routemaps )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)

FYI, your choices are not limited to endocrinologist. Other types of doctors can prescribe hormones, just not all will be willing to do so. It's worth asking and calling around. I used a GLBT medical referral organization, then asked for a recommendation from any dr's that couldn't see me. I found a new family doctor in about three phons calls.

Posted by: Anna Medved (moogiewoogie )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)

I vote for Dr. Martin Seltman or Dr. Katherine Patterson. Both of them are very trans friendly, and are active in the GLBT community. I have known many many people who have gone to them over the years and everyone is happy. It's also pretty close to the busway.

Metro Family Practice
901-B West Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
412-247-2310

Posted by: Ashley Fox (lilpup )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)

I second that vote... Dr. Seltman is awesome and very friendly. :)

Posted by: Alicia Glenn (alisha_gray )
Posted at: January 22nd, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)

I talked to Persad, they recommended Metro Family Practice as well, specifically Dr. Seltman. Although, I have some trust issues around men, so I'm probably going to see Dr. Patterson instead. She's in her office on Wednesdays, so I'm going to call her then. Thank you both super muchly :)

Posted by: Ashley Fox (lilpup )
Posted at: January 23rd, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)

No problem... It's understandable... some people prefer women or men as docs... :)

Posted by: Anna Medved (moogiewoogie )
Posted at: January 23rd, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)

I actually know someone who's primary care physician is Dr. Patterson. If you wanted me to, Just PM me and I could put you in contact for some opinions.

Posted by: Paul (its_paul )
Posted at: January 23rd, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)

If you had a YouTube account you might try asking Jessica.
She lives in the Pittsburgh area.
I don't know if you have one though so I didn't post the link.

Posted by: Alicia Glenn (alisha_gray )
Posted at: January 23rd, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)

Ooh, yes I do, yes please :)

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