A SAFE AND WELCOMING SPACE FOR LGBTQ+ HEALTHCARE
The providers at Nore Women’s Health understand that fear of judgment is the greatest barrier member of the LGBTQ+ community face when seeking adequate healthcare. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers require patients to identify as male or female only, and some LGBTQ health issues are that LGBTQ+ patients report being subjected to insensitive and discriminatory remarks in medical offices which leads to LGBTQ health disparities. Nore Women’s Health provides a safe space where LGBTQ+ patients can seek evaluation and treatment without judgment. By providing a safe LGBTQ healthcare space, the practice aims to diagnose problems earlier and to improve the health and wellness of their patients.
SPECIALIZED CARE. All women need treatment for diseases and a strong healthcare support system with a focus on prevention. However, the CDC recognizes that the LGBTQ+ population is at a higher risk of certain health issues and diseases. A comprehensive health exam by a knowledgeable and caring provider can ensure that LGBTQ+ patients receive the proactive evaluations they need to maintain optimal health.
Also, many LGBTQ+ patients face greater challenges in their daily lives. In caring for the health and well-being of the whole patient, Nore Women’s Health acknowledges how these LGBTQ health challenges impact the patient’s physical, mental, and emotional health and spend adequate time reviewing risk factors, screening for signs and symptoms of stress or depression, and sharing interventions that help the patient better cope with health challenges.
WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT. Nore Women’s Health finds that many patients relax and feel welcome when they see that the LGBTQ+-friendly registration form that allows for self-identification of gender and sex. Also, the practice’s health providers ask questions to help patients discuss their orientation and lifestyle comfortably, which breaks the ice and helps them share details about their health openly.
COMPREHENSIVE CARE. Nore Women’s Health provides a full range of women’s health services including sexual health evaluation, treatments, and counseling, pelvic health, vaginal rejuvenation, weight management, menopause management, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and general women’s wellness services.