Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Informed Consent / ICATH Provider Yes
ADA/Wheelchair Accessible Yes
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center is a major medical facility offering primary care services along with a full range of specialists, laboratory facilities, pharmacies, an optical shop, lithotripsy unit and many other specialty services.
Exceptional ob/gyn care. The first doctor since I started testosterone 3 years ago who hasn't made me feel like I'm transgender when I was in her office. Questions were gender-neutral and appropriate. She asked about sexual behaviors rather than sexual orientation, and she didn't make any assumptions about what I wanted to do with my body in terms of gender-related medical transition or reproduction. Such a breath of fresh air to have a provider ask me what I want for my own body rather than to just assume things! She also never asked me about my gender identity; she just noted that I was on testosterone, took her cues from me (I described myself as gay), and referred to me as "he" in the patient notes accordingly. She's very receptive to feedback, and she is humble about correcting herself if she makes a mistake. She also proactively acknowledged to me that she's working in a broken system and that sometimes insurance issues are a dysphoria-inducing nightmare, but she advocates within her hospital for those changes and tries to make the bureaucracy as painless as possible for trans patients in the interim.