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Transgender Care Specialist

Complete Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Thyroid Specialist & Lifestyle Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

Transgender individuals face many obstacles when it comes to quality health care due to stigma and discrimination. Triple board-certified physician, Arti Thangudu, MD, at Complete Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in transgender care. With a patient-centered approach to medicine, she provides compassionate and personalized care for transgender individuals to ensure they get the care they need. To schedule a transgender care appointment, contact the office by phone or through the online booking tool today.

Transgender Care Q&A

What is transgender care?

Transgender care is a special area of medicine focused on the unique health needs of the transgender individual. Transgender is a broad term used to describe individuals who don’t identify with the sex they were assigned at birth and includes:

Transsexual

Transsexual refers to transgender individuals who identify themselves as the opposite sex they were assigned at birth and desire hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery. 

Crossdresser

A crossdresser includes individuals who feel the need to dress in clothing of the opposite sex to express themselves, but don’t identify themselves as that gender.

Bigender

Bigender includes individuals that identify as both male and female or no gender.

Female-to-male

Female-to-male refers to individuals identified as female at birth, but who portray themselves as male. 

Male-to-female

Male-to-female includes transgender people assigned as male at birth, but identify themselves as female.

Intersex

Intersex refers to individuals born with ambiguous sex organs. 

What can I expect during a transgender care consultation?

Dr. Thangudu takes a person-centered approach to health, and you can expect compassionate and comprehensive care in a private environment during your transgender care consultation. Complete Medicine is a membership-based practice, which means they don’t accept health insurance. This approach to medical care gives her the freedom to spend more time with you so she can better understand your health story and personal health needs and goals.

During your initial 60-minute consultation, Dr. Thangudu asks detailed questions about your health, health concerns, medical history, family history, general lifestyle habits, and your ultimate health goals. Based on the information gathered during this visit, she develops an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your health goals.

Dr. Thangudu also provides hormone therapy specific to your transgender identity.

What can I expect during hormone therapy?

When you’re undergoing hormone therapy for your transgender care, Dr. Thangudu schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor you and your health needs. She may request lab work to assess hormone levels and adjust your therapy as needed. Because she values your time, she offers follow-up appointments by phone, video chat, email, or text. 

In-person follow-up appointments are also provided when needed.

For compassionate, private transgender care, call Complete Medicine or book an appointment online today.