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Stacy Lane/Central Outreach Wellness Center

12 Dec

Dr. Stacy Lane
Central Outreach Wellness Center
127 Anderson St #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 515-0000
https://www.centraloutreach.com/

 

What type of medicine does the provider practice?        

Trans and HIV care

Would you recommend this provider to others?              

I wouldn’t recommend Stacy Lane to anyone who is nonbinary or otherwise looking to transition in less traditional ways. I am aware that many of her patients love her, and that she has done a lot in Pittsburgh for trans women of color. That does not make her a good fit for everyone though, and I think people have the right to know that. I have never used her as a doctor due to comments she made in a newspaper interview around Caitlyn Jenner’s transition. “The Bruce to Caitlyn transition is a great benefit to the community. While it shows the visibility of someone people identify with through the (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”) show or Olympics, more than 99 percent of transgender people don’t have the resources he has. I love that she is a good-looking woman and even people who aren’t supportive of the transgender community can’t say she is bad looking. Although you don’t know what’s been photoshopped.” I find that to be super misogynistic, and I find the implications around standards of attractiveness to make the world actively less safe for nonbinary people and trans folks who don’t want to or can’t pass. http://triblive.com/aande/moreaande/8485780-74/jenner-caitlyn-bruce

When was your last visit with the provider          

Haven’t seen her because I find her public comments to be triggering.

 

What identities do you have?    

Nonbinary, transmasculine, white.

 

 

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Allegheny County Health Department STD Clinic

15 Aug

Provider
N/A

Practice name
Allegheny County Health Department STD Clinic

Address
First Floor, 3441 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone

Website

http://www.achd.net/std/clinic.html

Would you recommend this provider to others?
Yes

Why did you see this provider?
Routine STD/HIV testing

Was the provider affordable?
The clinic provides free STD and HIV screenings.  If a medication is prescribed, the patient has to pay for the prescription to be filled.

Please describe your experience with the provider:
The atmosphere overall is not especially welcoming, and the service is slow, but as long as an HIV horror story video is not playing on a loop in the waiting room, it’s easy to bring a book and get through it.

Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff:
The nurses and staff are, for the most part, respectful and informed.

Please describe the accessibility of the practice for you:
The building is on the bus line, located in Oakland, and is pretty easy to get to by bicycle as well.  Parking is probably an issue for motorists, as there are various misspelled warnings against parking in the adjacent Arby’s restaurant lot.