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Why LGBTQ People Need to Be Comfortable at the Doctor

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Many in the LGBTQ community feel uncomfortable at the thought of visiting the doctor—and for good reason.

Tragically, some doctors deny care to individuals because of their identity.

Unfortunately, most others experience some form of discrimination, which is why LGBTQ people needing to be comfortable at the doctor must be explicitly discussed.

A good doctor for the LGBTQ community provides quality health services without shame or discrimination.

Why Seek an LGBTQ Friendly Doctor?

Obviously, LGBTQ patients have common health concerns—everyone needs to have a baseline established for their blood pressure, weight, and vitals. However, members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique health concerns as well.

Regrettably, if you don’t feel comfortable discussing your health with your doctor, issues may be overlooked. This leads to more serious health problems in the future. LGBTQ Doctor

Distressingly, experiencing discrimination causes patients to postpone treatment. Many choose to forgo it completely. This impacts health both mentally and physically.

Avoid this by choosing a doctor who is LGBTQ-affirming, like Dr. Rashbaum. To begin with, our office is located in the same building as the Human Rights Campaign office—we are committed to making sure that our practice is welcoming to all.

A Doctor You Can Count On

Our practice provides friendly and compassionate care to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Together we can address your healthcare concerns with discretion and without fear.

Fortunately, Dr. Rashbaum and his staff are trained to treat common health concerns, as well as those unique to the LGBTQ+ community.

We offer the comprehensive services of an internal medicine practice. Furthermore, we are up-to-date on the latest treatments and prevention of HIV.

By affirming your innate dignity, we enable a relationship that allows us to work together to create the best healthcare plan for your needs.

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If you or a loved one is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and in search of a knowledgeable and sensitive doctor in the DC area, contact our office.

We will work to make sure that your experience is comfortable and uniquely suited to your needs. Give us a call at (202) 822-6311 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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