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Incorporating Transgender Care into Every Day Primary Care with Dr. Henry Ng

In this lecture, Dr. Ng discusses cultural and clinical competence. He begins his presentation with cultural competence by explaining Trans 101, how to create a welcoming environment care and comparing a dedicated vs blended setting. During clinical competence, he discusses clinical care protocols and illustrative cases.  He then finishes his presentation with a few lessons learned.

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'incorporating Transgender Care' Notes

In this lecture, Dr. Ng gives an overview on social and medical issues facing the transgender population. Before this lecture, there wasn't a broad understanding of transgender medical care in the mainstream medical profession. However, thanks to Dr. Ng, there should be a better understanding of general medical care and resources to take care of the transgender population.


  •  Acknowledging proper social constructs for transgender patients can help alleviate fears and anxieties pertaining to medical care.
  • Published guidelines can help guide treatment and help to guide the healthcare provider with information on consent for procedures/treatments.
  • Physicians should question patients regarding dangerous behaviors as attempts for treatment to further provide appropriate care and testing.


  • Brief introduction to transgender care in the primary care setting
  • Definitions in transgender care
  • Social issues facing transgenders
  • How to approach treatment
  • Medical issues involved with medications and procedures
  • Case presentations of treatment
  • Billing for medical care

Further Reading/References

  1. Steele LS, Daley A, Curling D, Gibson MF, Green DC, Williams CC, et al. LGBT Identity, Untreated Depression, and Unmet Need for Mental Health Services by Sexual Minority Women and Trans-Identified People. Journal of women's health (2002). 2016. Epub 2016/11/30. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5677. PubMed PMID: 27898255.

  2. Transgender Management Guidelines


Henry Ng, M.D., M.D.H.

Henry Ng, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP is the Director for Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center.  He is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and serves as the Assistant Dean for Admissions.  Dr. Ng’s clinical and academic work focuses on delivering culturally and clinically competent care to medically vulnerable populations.  Dr. Ng is dedicated to promoting and improving LGBT health and has lectured on LGBT health throughout the United States.

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