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Alright, I know I've posted something similar to this in the ftm forum, sorry. I should have put it here originally. I ask for trans or gay friendly because I am really just looking for an open minded doctor if I can't find one that has handled transgender clients in the past. Looking for a GP. Male/female/age/length practicing does not really matter to me. I've got two months to find one but I would prefer to have a couple & be able to call around. Any suggestions are appreciated :) I've checked with my local center who had a couple of gay friendly doctors but I would love to find someone who really understands about Transgender people because I am hoping to get informed consent to get on Testosterone.

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 01:30:12 am »
@ Michael Alexander:

Mike, you're talking about Orlando, Florida, I presume, right?

Man, I lived in Florida for 30 years.  Let me give you two excellent contacts that are bound to help you out. 

First, there is "The Watermark" which is the LGBT Community newspaper for Central Florida generally but specifically is in Orlando itself.  Call or e-mail them.  Don't be shy.  They'll help you, man.  Here's their link:

http://www.watermarkonline.com/

Second, even though these people are actually in Pinellas Park (Saint Petersburg/Tampa), Florida, they know the Florida LGBT Community really well, are very helpful and are open to helping people like you.  At this place, you can either e-mail or contact Pastor Joyce at the church itself or Dr. Kathleen L. Farrell (My original gender counselor) in the church annex.  Don't be put off by the word "church."  These people are cool and are NOT fundamentalist nutso types.  Here's the link to Christ the Cornerstone Church ... specifically a LGBT Church.  It's not a LGBT-friendly church ... it's a LGBT Church ... period!  Here's their link:

http://christcornerstone.com/

These people can and will help you, man.  Just reach out to them.  Hope this helps.  Good luck.    ;)

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 01:40:57 am »
Thanks Lacey :D Yeah I've been here about 8 years so I know of the watermark but it's a great suggestion because I didn't even think of contacting them! That church sounds awesome! I'll definitely check them out :) I haven't gotten my license yet but I'll be getting it within the next month, maybe that church will be my first small road trip. I'll email them as well and see if they can help. Thanks!

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 01:02:18 pm »
Lacey has good advice.  I haven't been inside the church itself, but Dr. Farrell is my therapist so I can at least second her as a good resource.  I live on the east coast, so I have to drive to that area every few months for appointments.  She sent me the names of several doctors around Orlando when I was getting ready to start hormones, but I think I deleted that email so I can't help you out :(  I see a doctor in Safety Harbor (near Tampa) who has 100+ trans patients, but I'm not sure how many doctors in the area do informed consent - you might need to see a therapist to get a letter.  If that is the case, Dr. Farrell does operate on a sliding scale for those who need it.  I wish you luck young grasshopper :)

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 12:41:09 am »
Lacey has good advice.  I haven't been inside the church itself, but Dr. Farrell is my therapist so I can at least second her as a good resource.  I live on the east coast, so I have to drive to that area every few months for appointments.  She sent me the names of several doctors around Orlando when I was getting ready to start hormones, but I think I deleted that email so I can't help you out :(  I see a doctor in Safety Harbor (near Tampa) who has 100+ trans patients, but I'm not sure how many doctors in the area do informed consent - you might need to see a therapist to get a letter.  If that is the case, Dr. Farrell does operate on a sliding scale for those who need it.  I wish you luck young grasshopper :)

You're in GOOD HANDS, girl!  Next time you see Dr. Farrell, say "Hi!" for me and send her my affection.  She'll know who Lacey in Portland is.  Tell her Lacey is seeing Reid Vanderburgh in Portland.  She'll know of Reid.  Dr. Farrell has been to Portland many times.   She totally rocks.  Saved my life, that woman.  She's tops in my book.

Honestly, I miss Florida sometimes.  My best to you.  Hope your transition goes REALLY well for you.    ;)
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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 10:56:17 pm »
Hi, I am in the Orlando Area and am looking for a Dr for HRT.  Can anyone recommend someone either they use or they know see transgender women.
thanks
Trisha

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 11:03:21 pm »
Welcome to the site  :icon_wave:

I've heard good things about Dr. Brenda Barry
930 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814-6651
(407) 681-3333

And Dr. Jan Curtis
1706 East Semoran Boulevard
Apopka, FL 32703-5651
(407) 889-0007

I don't know much about Curtis but I know that one transwoman does see her and says very good things.

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 07:26:38 pm »
I'm Jenny. I live in apopka FL. I'm 28 and have been trying to begin m to f transition for 22 tearful years. Recently learned of Dr. Karen Hofffman in Sanford longwood area and I'm too scared to go see her alone. All the reviews I have gotten on her are excellent an she is overqualified to help people who really need it. You can contact me if you are looking for more info on other local Drs. Jenken386@Gmail.com

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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 08:34:09 pm »
Hi, I am in the Orlando Area and am looking for a Dr for HRT.  Can anyone recommend someone either they use or they know see transgender women.
thanks
Trisha

If you need your letter, I would recommend Dr. David Baker Hargrove and Ann Currie - http://www.drdavidbakerhargrove.com/. They are incredible! Once you get your letter, I would recommend Dr. Brenda Barry. She's so nice and her staff are extremely nice as well. http://brendabarrymd.com/



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Re: Transgender or Gay Friendly Doctors In Orlando & Surrounding Area?
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 11:28:12 pm »
Welcome to the site  :icon_wave:

I've heard good things about Dr. Brenda Barry
930 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814-6651
(407) 681-3333

And Dr. Jan Curtis
1706 East Semoran Boulevard
Apopka, FL 32703-5651
(407) 889-0007

I don't know much about Curtis but I know that one transwoman does see her and says very good things.

I'm going to throw my bit in here. I've been with Curtis for 8 months now, and I'm pretty sure I'm being under dosed. She started me on .5 mg twice daily...and I'm like 225 lbs. That was for something like 5 months. Be wary of under dosing if you use her. I'm looking at finding another doctor. All that being said she's really nice and tracks like EVERYTHING in your bloodwork. Makes things very expensive though.

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