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Offline RobinM.R.

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Slow process
« on: July 16, 2020, 02:43:06 am »
I've lost count how many times I've told my personal practitioner that I wanted a referral for a hormonal specialist. If I had to guess I'd say around five times? Anyway, it's been over a week since my last visit and I'm just waiting. I want to give them a call in the morning when they open to see what the status of the referral was at.

I given them the clinic I wish to go to and the doctor I hope to see. I think I told them that I'd be happy to see any hormone specialist who is available.

This has been going on for months and I feel I did something wrong. I feel like maybe they didn't believe I was transgender?

I understand the situation with Covid-19, but I've been trying to get hormones before all that.

I don't know what to do except contacting my provider and getting a new doctor.

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Re: Slow process
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 08:51:59 pm »
Even if you get HRT tomorrow, HRT is a slow process. It takes years to fully transition. Be patient.

Having said that, there is really no excuse for delay and neglect in any condition that requires counseling from a therapist. Can I assume that you already have a therapists letter of recommendation for HRT?

You mentioned you are being seen in a clinic. Not all clinics are trans friendly. I would just come out and ask what the hold up is. If they give a series of lame excuses, then it is time to find a different clinic or provider.

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Re: Slow process
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 08:56:23 pm »
I've lost count how many times I've told my personal practitioner that I wanted a referral for a hormonal specialist. If I had to guess I'd say around five times? Anyway, it's been over a week since my last visit and I'm just waiting. I want to give them a call in the morning when they open to see what the status of the referral was at.

I given them the clinic I wish to go to and the doctor I hope to see. I think I told them that I'd be happy to see any hormone specialist who is available.

This has been going on for months and I feel I did something wrong. I feel like maybe they didn't believe I was transgender?

I understand the situation with Covid-19, but I've been trying to get hormones before all that.

I don't know what to do except contacting my provider and getting a new doctor.

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Perhaps you can find a new provider by using the radremedy.org Web site or you can call a local trans group for primary care and endocrinologist names.   Do you need a referral for insurance reasons?

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,243630.0.html

Good luck!

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Re: Slow process
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 09:21:56 pm »
Perhaps you need to find a LGBTQ friendly primary doctor?
That is what I did when my doctor retired.

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Re: Slow process
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 12:40:59 am »
Even if you get HRT tomorrow, HRT is a slow process. It takes years to fully transition. Be patient.

Having said that, there is really no excuse for delay and neglect in any condition that requires counseling from a therapist. Can I assume that you already have a therapists letter of recommendation for HRT?

You mentioned you are being seen in a clinic. Not all clinics are trans friendly. I would just come out and ask what the hold up is. If they give a series of lame excuses, then it is time to find a different clinic or provider.

Just my opinion.  :-X :-\
I have a doctor's office in mind that is LGBT friendly. I'm most likely just going to have to contact them myself.

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Re: Slow process
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 12:41:45 am »
Perhaps you need to find a LGBTQ friendly primary doctor?
That is what I did when my doctor retired.

Marion
That's what I have in mind.

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Re: Slow process
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 12:49:01 am »

Perhaps you can find a new provider by using the radremedy.org Web site or you can call a local trans group for primary care and endocrinologist names.   Do you need a referral for insurance reasons?

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,243630.0.html

Good luck!

Chrissy
I was trying to get a referral for insurance reasons yes.

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