Megan Schendell-Dittman, MD
Comprehensive Healthcare Center (Women's Clinic)
Informed Consent / ICATH Provider Yes
ADA/Wheelchair Accessible Yes
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Maricopa Integrated Health System
Mon-Sun - 8am - 5pm (By Appointment Only)
"Gender Clinic" - Every Thursday (as of 11/11/15)
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Dr. Schendell is an easy-going, young doctor who regularly sees FTMs. She knows all about testosterone and surgeries, and her office has experience with getting insurance to cover hysterectomies.
There is a "gender clinic" every Thursday, but you can make an appointment with Dr. Schendell any day of the week if she is there. There's another lady at the clinic, Holly, who I think is a nurse practitioner, who can also make testosterone prescriptions and see you through your medical transition.
The staff is mostly kind. They can be a little curt sometimes, because it's only a state hospital and they're very busy. If your name is not legally changed yet, they'll put your preferred name on every chart and prescription that you have. All of your paperwork will says "BirthName Smith AKA PreferredName" and the staff will use your preferred name.
A few disappointing experiences with the Women's Clinic (but not involving Dr. Schendell in any way):
One time, after about 1.5 years of going to the clinic, one of the nurses asked what my old name was because she was so amazed at how different I looked. I didn't answer, because she wasn't supposed to ask that kind of question. She didn't take offense though. She just moved on. Another time, I had to have a pelvic ultrasound (I'm FTM) but the nurse didn't tell me until the last second that some medical students were coming in to observe. She didn't ask me if it was okay, she just told me. The doctor and two med students did the ultrasound, and they were easy-going and respectful, but I should have been asked about it. With that said, if I had interrupted the nurse and said that I didn't want the med students to come in, she probably would have been okay with it. It was nothing personal on her part. She was respectful the rest of the time.