Telemedicine takes transgender care to rural areas

May 15, 2018

Remote medical consultation by videoconference is one possible solution for transgender patients in rural areas where doctors and nurses competent in transgender care can be rare, according to an article on the NPR website.

Dr. Izzy Lowell, a family practitioner in Atlanta, Ga., who specializes in caring for transgender and gender non-conforming people, scaled back her brick-and-mortar practice to focus on telemedicine. 

Lowell opened QMed in the late summer of 2017. The practice offers care exclusively to transgender and gender nonconforming patients in the southeastern United States. 

Because Lowell uses headphones during video visits, patients' voices aren't audible in the room. But for an extra layer of privacy, and for the patients who still choose to come in person, Lowell keeps white noise machines in the waiting room she shares with another small business.

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