This article is sort of a mixed bag of news (including a reference to Paula Overby, who is a transwomen running for Congress in Minnesota who I’ve posted about before, but which contains a note on a new program at the Mayo Clinic.
“I’m in charge of setting up an integrated clinic for transgender care,” said endocrinologist Dr. Todd Nippoldt. “It will involve initial medical care and hopefully, eventually, will have surgical care available. Right now, it’s primarily with the hormonal therapy and then psychology- and psychiatry-type management.”
The pilot program is expected to be considered for formal adoption this fall, leading to potential formation of Mayo’s new Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic, Nippoldt said.
The program will help patients who are new to the area connect with primary-care health providers who have made it known to the specialty care clinic that they are open to seeing transgender patients.
“We would get them hooked up in their primary care either at Mayo, with someone who is comfortable, or at Olmsted (Medical Center) there’s several patients that I’m following that have their primary care there,” Nippoldt said.
This level of buy-in from the Mayo Clinic will undoubtably add more credibility to treatment and consideration of our people.
Transgender people find society gradually accepting – PostBulletin.com: Local.