“I was told there was no need for a gender clinic because there weren’t any trans patients in Atlanta,” she said. “It turns out there were. In fact, people started driving from out of state to see me.”
One patient in particular caught Lowell’s attention. After arriving a few minutes late for an appointment, the patient explained that he had left home at 6 a.m., driving more than five hours from Tennessee to see Lowell.
“I thought, ‘This is ridiculous,’” she said. “‘There has to be a better way.’”
Two years ago, Lowell founded QMed, practice based in Decatur, Ga., that’s focused on providing hormone therapy.
While Chris is a board-certified nurse practitioner by training, she prefers to define herself as: friend, counselor, advocate, listener and confidant. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Emory University, and served as a staff nurse at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Chris’s goal is always to learn as much as you’re willing to share about you, your life, your health, your needs and your goals. All with the intent of helping you live your best life. You can book an appointment with Chris here. Chris sees patients (Kids 16 & Up and Adults) Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Recent studies have tried to quantify the impact of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on the cardiovascular system, by measuring the risk of blood clots. This is also one way the risks of taking birth control contraception has been measured. 2 recent studies reveal that HRT is nearly as safe (if not more so) as birth control medications when it comes to forming blood clots.
As the buzz of the election recedes, the historical milestones are still tremendously impactful. 2018 saw a record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates run for office, with Christine Hallquist making history as the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party. There were more than 430 openly LGBTQ people who ran for office at every level of government in 2018 & several transgender women appeared on ballots across the United States. This “rainbow wave” of LGBTQ candidates is a big step in the right direction; we need more LGBTQ people representing the constituents & sitting in the room while decisions that directly impact the community are being made. The increase in candidates & supporters helps pave the way for more transgender candidates in future elections.
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