It was a great joy to co-host the Community Clinician Roundtable – Care of Transgender Patients with the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health (@KPTotalHealth) yesterday. View Community Clinician Roundtable – Care of Transgender Patients 50260 on Flickr.com The care of people who are transgender requires a … Continue reading Doctors are allies in the 21st Century
Save the Date: : 2nd Annual LGBTI Health Symposium, Southern California Permanente Medical Group As I do from time to time, I’m requesting help for a discussion I’m honored to lead/participate in at the 2nd annual LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex) Health Symposium, hosted by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (and is open … Continue reading Crowdsource Request: Being a transgender ally and unconscious bias
Great post by colleague Dana Beyer, MD (@DanaBeyerMD), and not just because I am quoted
I’m in agreement with her. In practice, I say it is the physician’s role to bring the patient story into every conversation. Our other role is to create an environment where the patient can be heard, and then let them speak for themselves.
In the same piece, she also touched on what it means to be in the sausage making of creating change, which I mentioned yesterday ( see: Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com | Ted Eytan, MD).
On an occasional basis, people ask me how they can be exposed to innovative ideas/thoughts/people. It’s in places where this is happening, often because most people don’t want to be there. That and the world belongs to optimists, pessimists are bystanders :).
Thanks for a year of great writing, Dana.
I loved seeing Mashable (@Mashable) use a photograph that I took in yesterday’s post “9 Changes to Expect at Midnight on Jan. 1“. My photographs are always creative commons licensed because I think the human spirit is pretty great, and I want to share it with others :). The previous times Mashable has used my photographs … Continue reading Thanks for publishing my photo about equality, Mashable.com
I’ve done more than 10,000 surgeries and they had little emotional impact on me because I was shut down. There’s no emotional attachment. I know I did it; I earned a good living; I remember things people wrote and cakes people made for me, but there’s no attachment. It’s only after I transitioned that everything … Continue reading TEDMED Blog : Examined Lives: An MD on living and helping to guide the evolution of transgender health
Kaiser Permanente has again been named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index report. The report provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Again this year, Kaiser Permanente … Continue reading A perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index again for 2014