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Doctors in SC/GA? [Jan. 12th, 2011|01:56 am]
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ftmjake
Why does this always happen? A while back, I got a doctor recommendation since I've been trying to switch to one closer to my location. I'm in Savannah, GA. Someone recommended a doctor in South Carolina that was about 2 hours away from me, but I lost the information on who and where they were, and I can't find it anywhere, even in my past entries.

Hopefully this will be my last time having to ask: Can I get some doctor recommendations for the eastern Georgia/southeast South Carolina/northeast Florida area? Atlanta doctors not preferred (though I can take recs in case I can't find any others), the drive is just too long for me. Thanks!
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(no subject) [Jul. 2nd, 2010|01:02 pm]
Trans Atlanta

ftmjake
WARNING: tl;dr rant with foul language because I'm very, very angry right now.

I am so tired of not being able to find a good doctor. I have been seeing a doctor in Atlanta for almost 3 years now, and I am not his biggest fan for various reasons. He is also 4 hour drive away from me! Which means that every time I need to see him, I have to make an 8 hour trip in a day, and then deal with whatever bullshit gets thrown at me at his office (prescriptions disappearing after he writes them, ridiculous delays, poor attitude, him just up and canceling the appointment).

I finally heard about a local doctor, here in Savannah, who is willing to continue hormone therapy. I was so happy to hear about it. I even spoke to a patient of hers, heard that she's nice and is totally willing to help. I call up and make an appointment and find out that she's no longer willing to do that. The nurse who contacted me told me that she just can't deal with it. That she does it now for people who are patients of hers, but she's not willing to do it for any new patients. Excuse me?? What makes me ANY different than any other person who sees her? I wanted to use her as my PCP as well, so what do I have to do to get her to prescribe me testosterone? What does it matter if I'm a new patient? I have to drive FOUR HOURS to see my current doctor because you're not willing to help me out, just because I'm not a repeat customer? Are you KIDDING ME??

You know what it is? Flat out fucking discrimination. If I had hypogonadism, she'd have no problem helping me out. She has the knowledge and the know-how and the ability to help, she's just NOT WILLING. Plain and simple. I am so unbelievably sick of hearing this from doctors. I have heard it so many times, from so many doctors, most of which have patients who have recommended me to them, because they are currently being prescribed hormones by them.

Seriously, what is the god damn issue??

Does ANYONE know of any doctors in the Savannah, GA area who are willing to continue hormone therapy?? Areas like Jacksonville are also do-able... anything that's not a 4 hour trip.

For those wondering, the doctor in question is Karen Turner, DO. I was referred to her by members of this group, and spoke to a current patient of hers as well. She is now turning away both ftm and mtf patients and refusing to treat them.
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looking for a support group [Jan. 26th, 2010|05:43 pm]
Trans Atlanta

elizabeth1010
hey, everyone. i just joined this group, but i've lived in or around atlanta my whole life. i've been trying to find info for support groups in the atlanta/midtown areas. i'm 25, so something more my age group would be preferred, but it would just be really nice to be a part of the community here. i have a great one in athens, but don't get out there very often. any help/direction/times/whatever would be greatly appreciated.
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(no subject) [Dec. 9th, 2009|06:59 pm]
Trans Atlanta

beardedpunk
I will be in Atlanta Dec. 26th - Dec.29th. Would anyone like to get together? I'm considering relocation and will be looking at cheap houses while I'm there, so some of my time will be spent with a realtor. Is anyone familiar with the Little Five Points area? I would like to check it out. Cheers.
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Next group meeting? [Oct. 11th, 2009|05:46 pm]
Trans Atlanta

aimlesswander
Hi, I was just wondering when and where the next Atlanta group meeting for transmen would and if there are any groups that allow partners to attend. I'm new to the area and haven't had a chance to make new friends yet.

-Mikael
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"Is Cis A Dis?" Article [Aug. 16th, 2009|03:56 pm]
Trans Atlanta
jacknotjill
For some reason, unknown to me, the author of the "Is Cis A Dis?" article over at Femmessay deleted her entire blog. With a little digging with some friends, we found it, and republished it to two locations. Feel free to link.

http://www.gendersaurusrex.com/2009/08/is-cis-a-dis-article/

http://www.zubon.org/blog/feminism/is-cis-a-dis/


Sorry for the x-posting.
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ACTION ALERT! [Jun. 25th, 2009|04:24 pm]
Trans Atlanta
jacknotjill
You need to call your Senator NOW and ask them to save the hate crimes bill from certain death! If it’s added to the defense authorization bill it will be the death of hate crimes this year.

http://www.gendersaurusrex.com/2009/06/action-alert/
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TILTT Meeting Tonight! [Apr. 2nd, 2009|08:36 am]
Trans Atlanta

esquire

TILTT (Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth) will be meeting tonight (Thursday) from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
 
We will be meeting at 477 Peachtree St. (corner of Peachtree and Pine; entrance on Peachtree).  This location is right across the street from the #110 Peachtree St. bus, and close to the Civic Center MARTA station.  There is on-street parking on Pine, and several parking lots nearby.

Check out our website for more information.

Hope to see you tonight!
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Dr. Richard Hudson -- Switching Doctors [Apr. 1st, 2009|03:47 am]
Trans Atlanta

ftmjake

Hey all. I've been seeing Dr. Richard Hudson in Atlanta, GA for about two years now, but it seems like every visit/interaction with him and his office gets worse. It's a 4 hour drive for me to get to him (making it an 8 hour drive, total), so it's hard to manage. I actually went up there once for an appointment on a friday only to find out that he was out of the office for the day.

I've had a lot of trouble getting the office to fax over bloodwork orders/prescriptions. It was nearly impossible to get my last t-script. First they wouldn't tell me if I needed to come into the office to get it, then they set up a phone appointment for a later date, but never called me for it. When I asked them about it the next day I found out that (if I remember correctly) Dr. Hudson was too busy to call. All-in-all, I missed a week because I finally ran out of T before they got the new prescription over to the pharmacy.

This last visit, I ended up spending over 4 hours in the office. First the intern took forever, asking me a million questions (she was over eager, but nice), then I waited for an eternity, then I finally saw Dr. Hudson, got taken back for bloodwork that I didn't need (had just gotten it done locally less than 30 days prior), waited a while. After they found out I wouldn't need bloodwork, they actually lost all of my prescriptions. When the nurse told Dr. Hudson about it, and asked him to rewrite it, he first accused me of losing them ("did you check your pockets?"), then refused to rewrite the prescriptions. They sent me out to the lobby, where I waited an extra 45 minutes to get my prescriptions. I had to bug the woman in the office twice, and she incredulously told me to calm down when I informed her that I was supposed to have been somewhere over an hour ago.

What's funny is that we didn't even address my trans issues (t-levels and all). The visit focused on my ADD. I addressed my concerns about my testosterone possibly aggravating my symptoms and he told me that if I didn't start on Ritalin I could "just fail [my] classes, then."

So, at this point I'm pretty much fed up. So what do I want from you? If you're a patient of his, tell me if this is a common thing, or if it's just me being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you're not, recommend a doctor for me to switch to. Preferrably one that's as close to Savannah, GA as possible.
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(no subject) [Mar. 30th, 2009|11:55 pm]
Trans Atlanta

yumemireba
Hi,
I am actually posting for my friend. I want to point out that for now, he is using the male pronoun.
He is actually genderfluid, but looking into the process of transitioning into a more female appearance (which would include surgeries). Currently he identifies as MtF CD, though.  Anyway, the purpose of this post was that he was wondering if there are any meetings or organizations for transexuals in the Atlanta area, and since he does not  have a livejournal I am asking for him.  He doesn't know any other transexuals in the area, so if anyone knows anything any help would be aprriciated.
Thank you very much.
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