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info@queermed.com

Hours

Mon - Friday: 8am - 5pm Sunday: 4pm - 8pm

Office Address

215 Church St. NE Decatur, GA 30300

Why QMed

Our Mission

Our Mission

QMed aims to fill some of the major gaps in care for transgender and nonbinary patients of all ages. Dr. Izzy Lowell, a Family Medicine Physician based in Atlanta, started QMed to improve access to hormone therapy for trans* patients across the Southeast. There is especially low access to affirming health care for transgender kids and teens. QMed accepts patients of all ages and provides puberty blockers for those yet to enter puberty. QMed welcomes gender expansive patients of all ages!

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

“I started QMed to provide respectful and affirming care for the transgender community. Everyone deserves access to medical care, no matter the color of their skin, where they come from, their gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity"​ – Izzy Lowell, MD, MBA

Our Team

Our Team

We are passionate about equality, and our mission is to provide affirming hormone therapy to transgender and non-binary people. QMed aims to fill some of the major gaps in care for transgender and nonbinary patients of all ages. Dr. Izzy Lowell, a Family Medicine Physician based in Atlanta, started QMed to improve access to hormone therapy for trans* patients across the Southeast. There is especially low access to affirming health care for transgender kids and teens. QMed accepts patients of all ages and provides puberty blockers for those yet to enter puberty. QMed welcomes gender expansive patients of all ages!

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Why I Started QMed

“Two days after the 2016 presidential election, Isabel Lowell appeared on a panel at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting in midtown Atlanta. As a family physician who sees transgender patients, Lowell was leading a full day of training on providing trans-competent care. When not speaking, she sat in the back of the room next to her wife and new baby.

The mood of the room was grim, but lightened when another panelist wistfully described her fantasy: a multidisciplinary health center dedicated to transgender health, where patients would visit for a day-long lineup of appointments with reproductive, preventive, mental-health, and surgical specialists, all focused on transgender issues.

Inwardly, Lowell bristled. “I used to think that was the gold standard,” she said afterward. “Transgender patients could just go [to these clinics] and get everything they need. I think it’s wonderful in theory, but … it lets everyone else off the hook. It makes it this special ‘other’ thing that you have to go to a special center for.” 

Transgender care should be primary care, she thinks. It should require no special center, and unless a procedure is needed, no specialists.“ Any doctor should be able to do this,” she said.”

Read the full article here.

-Keren Landman, “Making Primary Care Trans-Friendly”, The Atlantic, last modified April 21, 2017, 

www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/trans-medicine/523731/

Dr. Izzy Lowell Featured in The Atlantic: Making Primary Care Trans-Friendly

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“Two days after the 2016 presidential election, Isabel Lowell appeared on a panel at the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting in midtown Atlanta. As a family physician who sees transgender patients, Lowell was leading a full day of training on providing trans-competent care. When not speaking, she sat in the back of the room next to her wife and new baby.

The mood of the room was grim, but lightened when another panelist wistfully described her fantasy: a multidisciplinary health center dedicated to transgender health, where patients would visit for a day-long lineup of appointments with reproductive, preventive, mental-health, and surgical specialists, all focused on transgender issues.

Inwardly, Lowell bristled. “I used to think that was the gold standard,” she said afterward. “Transgender patients could just go [to these clinics] and get everything they need. I think it’s wonderful in theory, but … it lets everyone else off the hook. It makes it this special ‘other’ thing that you have to go to a special center for.” 

Transgender care should be primary care, she thinks. It should require no special center, and unless a procedure is needed, no specialists.“ Any doctor should be able to do this,” she said.”

Read the full article here.

-Keren Landman, “Making Primary Care Trans-Friendly”, The Atlantic, last modified April 21, 2017, 

www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/trans-medicine/523731/

New Arrivals and a Bundle of JOY!

Updated: Jul 14, 2019

We have 3 recent arrivals who we would like to introduce.

First, Dr. Lowell and her wife are delighted to welcome to the world their new baby Amelia, born on November 5.

Not new to the world, but new to our team, please join us in welcoming our new Nurse Practitioners in Atlanta: Chris Turner & Michael “Luke” Lucas.

Chris Turner, NP

Chris Turner, NP

(She, Her, Hers)

Practice Days: Tues, Weds, Thurs

Patients: Kids 16 & Up, Adults

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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.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy – studies find it’s safer than birth control

Updated: Jul 14, 2019

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.

Read the full article here!

The “Rainbow Wave” & its impact post election

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.

Here are several inspiring & informative articles:

A ‘Rainbow Wave’? 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever

Washington Post: In 2018, transgender women are running for governor, Congress and more

Huffington Post: Historic Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Won Primaries In 2018 Midterms

New York Times: Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary

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