Transgender services

Locations and Providers

Providing affirming, knowledgeable care

We are committed to provide affirmative, competent care for our transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary patients. 

Multiple care providers across Legacy

We offer many services: 

  • Hormone therapy
  • Primary care
  • Gynecological care
  • Surgical services

We offer support services to staff, patients and patients' families. We have any educator on staff who works with providers, support staff, and non-clinical staff across all of our hospitals, clinics and urgent care sites. 


Pediatric

Karin Selva, M.D. (Pediatric Endocrinology)

"I particularly enjoy working with my patients and their families together. I love that in my specialty I get to follow children for a long time and maintain a doctor-patient relationship. I feel very rewarded in helping patients and their families through difficult transitions, and seeing them come out successful and happy”

Provides: puberty suppression, hormone therapy, referrals for primary and specialty care

Requirements of care: Mental health assessment prior to starting suppression and/or hormone therapy

Maya Hunter, M.D. (Pediatric Endocrinology)

Provides: puberty suppression, hormone therapy, referrals for primary and specialty care

Requirements for care: Mental health assessment prior to starting suppression and/or hormone therapy

 

Clancy Roberts, LCSW
T-Clinic Behavioral Health Clinician, Social Worker

“All people deserve to be truly seen. Whether you are a transgender or gender diverse youth or teen that is navigating our society, family dynamics, school, community, dating, friends, medical care or just life; or a parent or guardian that is learning to understand your child’s gender journey while navigating your own experience through it, I am here to support you. I feel strongly that all of us deserve culturally responsive, supportive and individualized care that is inclusive of and knowledgeable in LGBTQIA+ experience. My care is focused on enhancing wellness through individual therapy, family therapy and connection to community resources and supports."


Provides: mental health assessments and care including family and individual therapy for pediatric patients; case consultation with outpatient mental health providers; connection with community resources.

Primary care

Stephen Baugh, M.D.

Provides: Primary care, hormone therapy initiation and maintenance

Note: Not currently accepting new patients 


Sumeeth Bhat, M.D. 

Provides: Primary care, hormone therapy maintenance


Ben Ly, M.D. 

“As a member of the LGBT community and as a person of color, I have experienced patient care that felt heterocentric and culturally homogenous.  I feel it is my responsibility (and privilege) as a physician to break down these barriers and reinvent the healthcare experience for my patients.  This is particularly true for my transgender patients who have (justifiably) learned to distrust the healthcare system including its providers. “

Provides: Primary care, hormone therapy initiation and maintenance, referrals for surgical services

Requirements for care: Hormone therapy provided under informed consent. Therapist assessment may be requested depending on co-occurring conditions. Prefers patients to have established mental health support.


Melinda Muller, M.D.

 “My whole career I’ve been committed to caring for people who are underserved  - whether economic, disease state or gender/orientation related – I cared for people with HIV since medical school, had LGBT listed on my profile since residency.  That’s part of the reason I practice in the clinic I do.  Everyone deserves to have empathic, caring health care regardless of any status – mental health, socioeconomic, etc."

Provides: Primary care, hormone therapy initiation and maintenance, referrals for surgical services

Requirements for care: Hormone therapy provided under informed consent. Therapist assessment may be requested depending on co-occurring conditions. 


Sean Schulz, D.O. 

“Everyone deserves, non-judgmental, excellent and equal primary care.”

Provides: Primary care, hormone initiation and maintenance

Requirements for care: Hormone therapy provided under informed consent. Therapist assessment may be requested depending on co-occurring conditions. 


Jane Ware, M.D.

Provides: Primary care; hormone therapy maintenance

 

Surgical

Megan Bird, M.D.

“Wellness and good health are only achieved if we feel good about our body and our life.  It is clear that it is hard.  It is my job to help someone get there. I trust that people make good decisions for themselves.  My job is to give them the space and opportunity to really hear the options, risks and benefits. Their job is to make a thoughtful decision. “

Provides: Hormone therapy initiation & maintenance; gender affirming gynecology; hysterectomy, oophorectomy

Requirements for care: In addition to any insurance requirements, no letter is required for a consultation. Surgical care provided with informed consent. Hormone therapy provided under informed consent. Therapist assessment may be requested depending on co-occurring conditions. 


Hema Thakar, M.D., FACS

 “Gender affirming surgeries are important to me as a provider because there is a lack of surgical experience in this area. It is a privilege for me to be a part of every patient’s journey. “

Provides: Gender affirming breast & chest surgery

Requirements for care: In addition to any insurance requirements, one letter of support from a mental health provider for surgery. No letter is required for a consultation. Patients will need to have an established primary care provider. 


 

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