Tag Archives: trans

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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Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt/Children’s Hospital

12 Dec

 

Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 692-8650
http://www.chp.edu/find-a-doctor/service-providers/lorelei-grunwaldt-112743

 

What type of medicine does the provider practice?        

Top surgeon. Pediatric plastic surgeon.

Would you recommend this provider to others?              

I’d absolutely recommend her to transmasculine people who are eligible for keyhole top surgery. She and her staff are very nice. Her scheduler even took care of getting insurance to preapprove and pay for my surgery! I saw Dr. Grunwaldt once before my surgery and she spent time answering my many questions and showed me results photos. Everyone at the hospital the day of my surgery was respectful to both my partner and I. My scarring isn’t visible, the contour of my chest is good, and everything healed smoothly. Because she’s local, I’ve been able to have multiple follow up appointments, which most folks who have top surgery can’t do because they need to travel for it. I’m in my mid thirties and was able to go to her, so don’t be discouraged that she operates out of Children’s and is generally pediatric.

When was your last visit with the provider          

0-5 months ago

Why did/do you see this provider?         

I saw her for top surgery (double mastectomy, keyhole method)

What was/is your experience making an appointment with this provider?           

Her scheduler is super nice and responsive. You can get her direct line and email.

Was/is the provider affordable?              

She’s out of UPMC, so they take UPMC insurance.

Please describe your experience with the provider.       

I was very comfortable, and felt respected and validated

 Please describe your experience with the provider’s support staff (if applicable).            

They’re great too.

What identities do you have?    

White, transmasculine, nonbinary, queer, able bodied, thin

Tell us if the provider or practice is especially good with a certain community, has special skills or services.           

Trans friendly. Will do top surgery for minors, which not everyone will.

What can you share about this provider’s identities and/or the practice’s affiliations that may be important to their clients?               

White, cis woman. I believe straight but am not sure.

What did you observe or experience about the accessibility of the practice?       

At Children’s Hospital, so very accessible.

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Jesse Gordon/Metro Community Health

7 Jun

*This review was given verbally during an event, thus its brevity.

Jesse Gordon
Metro Community Health Center
1789 S Braddock Ave #410
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
https://metrocommunityhealthcenter.org/
412-247-2310

She addresses what you want her to, you’re in charge. Gave the person info about getting testosterone and gave them time to read it, think about it. Transparent.