Dr. Benson and the Be Well Medical Center have practiced non-discriminatory health care that is respectful of all individuals and their gender identity since 1980. We have decades of experience with all aspects of transgender care. We offer gender-affirming hormone therapy and transitioning services, including as part of the care of our HIV patients.
We respect the choice to transition as a profoundly powerful and life-changing decision. The transition process takes time and can be very complex, so it is crucial that it be facilitated by the right team of caring medical professionals with the relevant experience.
Improper use of hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of hypertension, pulmonary embolisms, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, liver problems, polycythemia, tumors, gallstones, polycythemia, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, breast masses, and migraines, as well as other related conditions. Our position is that “less is often more” when it comes to hormone replacement therapy. We do not believe in giving multiple medications to reach abnormally high hormone levels that would not be appropriate for the cis-gender sex.
We treat each person as a unique individual. We believe in an integrative approach to transgender health care, working with sensitive professionals including experts in cosmetics, emotional well-being, surgical intervention, and more. Your safety and good health is our utmost concern as we work with you to achieve your desired results.