This seminar, on transgender care for healthcare professionals is taught by Linda Gromko, MD, one of the leading transgender physicians in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Gromko is the author of the AASECT 2016 book of the year, Where's My Book - A Practical Guide For Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth, Their Parents & Everyone Else, as well as the new book: A Practical Reference for Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Adults, 2022. This seminar covers best practice from initial appointment, through patient decision making, treatment, and follow-up care through the life cycle.
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Linda Gromko founded Seattle's Queen Anne Medical Associates in 1989, with a focus on women's health and obstetrics. Then in 1998, a caller asked, Does Dr. Gromko treat transgender women? Her answer was, "Not yet." So Dr. Gromko began offering transgender care for clients - now ranging from five to eighty-five. She offers puberty blockers, gender affirming hormone treatment, and pre and post-operative care for patients undergoing gender affirming surgeries. Along with three outstanding ARNPs, Dr. Gromko provides primary care for most of her clients. The practice also offers electrolysis and laser hair removal with anesthesia. Dr. Gromko has written two books on trans health and is a frequent lecturer for both professional and lay audiences. Now, her mission is to provide accessible information for parents, educators, and health care providers to do better with and for the transgender and gender non-conforming community. Dr. Gromko has infused her thirty years of patient care and experience into 13 online courses, including basics for the non-medical learner, to more advanced topics, such as gender-affirming surgery for healthcare providers, as well as courses on mental health.