Primary Care Providers

Primary Care Providers Who Are:

Transgender-Friendly
Transgender-Aware
Transgender-Experienced
Transgender Specialists


Transgender-Friendly

No primary care providers are currently listed in this category.

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Transgender-Aware

The following people identified themselves as transgender-aware providers:

Katherine Atkinson, M.D., Physician
Clinician's own gender: female

Contact Information
17 Research Drive, Amherst, MA 01002
413-549-8400; http://www.doctorkate.net

Information About Practice

  • Currently not accepting new patients. "Please call to be put on waiting list and mention you were referred by Stonewall Center."
  • Area(s) of medical expertise: pediatric and adolescent primary care, family medicine, integrative medicine
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening appointments
  • Insurance accepted: "Many local plans. Call for specifics."
  • Fluent iin, and can provided treatment in, Spanish

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: workshops/seminars, community events
  • Notable training or experience: "Office staff trained to provide supportive environment for trans* and differently gendered youth and their families and guardians. We are a friendly and inclusive medical home providing primary care and coordinating referrals when needed to transgender health specialists, including endocrinology and counseling services."

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Rebecca Shwartz, N.D., L.Ac., Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
26 Market Street, Northampton, MA 01060; (413) 341-3364
1037 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301; (802) 490- 2080
www.DrRebeccaShwartz.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of medical expertise: complementary and alternative medicine, family medicine, primary care (primary care services available in Vermont only)
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility (Vermont office), in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers evening appointments
  • Insurance accepted: Vermont office: VHAP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont, Cigna. "I am an out of network provider for other insurance companies." Massachusetts office: "I do not accept insurance in this office."

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: no specific training or experience

Hormone Services

  • Do you monitor hormone levels for transitioning patients? Yes
  • Do you prescribe hormones for transitioning patients? Yes. "I prescribe hormones for patients who have already transitioned and are stable."

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Transgender-Experienced

The following people identified themselves as transgender-experienced providers:

Stephanie Billings, M.D., Family Practice Physician
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
Holyoke Health Center
230 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 420-2200; www.hhcinc.org

Information About Practice

  • Currently not accepting new patients
  • Area(s) of medical expertise: primary care
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop
  • Insurance accepted: Mass Health
  • Hospital affiliation: Holyoke Medical Center
  • Fluent in, and can provided treatment in: American Sign Language and Spanish

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: graduate coursework, residency training, workshops/seminars, conference attendance, community events

Hormone Services

  • Do you monitor hormone levels for transitioning patients? Yes
  • Do you prescribe hormones for transitioning patients? Yes
  • If yes, under what circumstances do you prescribe hormones? "Under WPATH Standards of Care."

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Betsy Green, N.P., Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
Northampton Health Center
70 Main Street, Florence, MA 01062
(413) 586-8400; www.vmgma.com

Information About Practice

  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers weekend appointments (urgent care only)
  • Insurance accepted: "Most insurance accepted"
  • Hospital affiliation: practice affiliated with Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: no specific training or experience

Hormone Services

  • Do you monitor hormone levels for transitioning patients? No
  • Do you prescribe hormones for transitioning patients? No

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Rachel Katz, N.P., Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
234 Russell Street, Suite 7, Hadley MA 01035
(413) 586-6020

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of medical expertise: family practice, adolescent medicine, LGBTQ health care
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop
  • Insurance accepted: "All"

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework, workshops/seminars, community events

Hormone Services

  • Do you monitor hormone levels for transitioning patients? Yes
  • Do you prescribe hormones for transitioning patients? No

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Chris Normandin, N.P., Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
Northampton Health Center
70 Main Street, Florence, MA 01062
(413) 586-8400; www.vmgma.com

Information About Practice

  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop, offers weekend appointments (urgent care only)
  • Insurance accepted: "Most insurance accepted"
  • Hospital affiliation: practice affiliated with Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: workshops/seminars, conference attendance, community events
  • Notable training or experience: "15 years working at Smith College Health Service, informal liaison with trans community."

Hormone Services

  • Do you monitor hormone levels for transitioning patients? Yes
  • Do you prescribe hormones for transitioning patients? No

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Jonathan Polgar, Physician Assistant
Provider's own gender: male

Contact Information
Valley Medical Group, 31 Hall Dr., Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-8561; www.vmgma.com

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of medical expertise: family practice
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: workshops/seminars, community events

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Transgender Specialists

The following people identified themselves as transgender specialists:

J. Aleah Nesteby, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
Provider's own gender: female

Contact Information
LGBTQ Health Service, Oxbow Primary Care
15 Atwood Dr., Suite 201, Northampton, MA 01060
413-586-9313

Information About Practice

  • Area(s) of medical expertise: trans/LGBTQ health care
  • Accessibility: in a wheelchair accessible facility, in a facility that is near a bus stop
  • Hospital affiliation: Cooley Dickinson Health Care

Transgender-Specific Training and Experience

  • Trainings or experience related to transgender people: undergraduate coursework, graduate coursework, workshops/seminars, conference attendance, community events, research
  • Notable training or experience: "Graduate thesis on trans health in primary care; Aleah is a volunteer provider on the Project Health Transline, which is a per-to-peer consultation service for medical providers who have questions about trans health and wellness."

Hormone Services

  • Do you monitor hormone levels for transitioning patients? Yes
  • Do you prescribe hormones for transitioning patients? Yes
  • If yes, under what circumstances do you prescribe hormones? "I use an informed consent model of care."

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