Dr Powers Family Med doc on Transgender care FTM and MTF

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  • #36067
    Miss Cloé
    Managing Ambassador

    This is not to advocate for or against Dr Powers.  A lot of what he is describing is from his care of over 1500 transgender patients and what he has done that is not necessarily in line with WPATH nor UCSF guidelines.  However, he does make some powerful arguments that may assist in getting your own physicians to consider alternatives to their care and tests they could be having performed.   The PPT and Video are both targeted to provides so get someone to help you interpret if you’re not up on some of the things he discusses.

    This is his webpage that has a download of the PPT  that is continually being revised that goes with the video.

    https://powersfamilymedicine.com/news-events

    This is a Youtube of a lecture he gave in June ’19.  It’s 2 hours long so get some popcorn and a steno pad for all the notes you’ll want to take

    https://youtu.be/fefu33e8O-0

     

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    • #86225
      Michelle Larsen
      AMBASSADOR

      Cloe, yes I did. It was a ‘form letter reply’, and it was all about accepting new patients, waiting lists, etc. I don’t think my email was read since I stated that I was open to provide any info they could use in any research they may be doing; and not that I wished to become a patient. So I took that as they are just over-whelmed. Hugs, Michelle

    • #86121
      Miss Cloé
      MANAGING AMBASSADOR

      Michelle, did you ever hear back from Dr Powers?

    • #84025
      Michelle Larsen
      AMBASSADOR

      I watched this (for the second time) yesterday, and went through the slides. I was an engineer before retiring 3 years ago, and I thought I was pretty knowledgeable, but this is way over my head. I have another appointment with my hormone therapist in a couple of months, so I am going to start talking with her about Dr. Powers to get her take on things as it may apply to me. I also sent an email to Dr. Powers yesterday, not as an inquiry to become a patient, but to see if there may be any info on me and my situation, that could be of benefit in any research. Hey, if there is something that could benefit other’s, then I’m all for helping. Hugs, Michelle

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      I watched his presentation and was totally impressed with his insights. I go for my 6 month followup on the 31st of march, at that point i am going to ask for a total switch of meds. No more spiroloctone, switching to bicautamide, as suggested by dr powers, injectable estrogen and will argue my case for a slightly more than max dose than WPATH recommends, and switch to gel cap progesterone for suppositories. My clinic is pretty progressive so I dont think it will be that hard a sell. If nothing else they will have a new guinnea pig for better treatment options. Thanks for posting the link, I know your not abdictating for it or against it. But after listening to it, and reading tons of other articles i think its well worth a try. Besides, they all promote breast developement and we all know how important that is.

      Thanks again

      Hugs Traci Lynn

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      • #91213

        Hi Tracy Lynn,

        You might want to consider getting a prescription for Progesterone rectal suppositories using a bio-identical. I was taking the gel caps orally and they are quite thick and would take quite a bit of time to dissolve. The suppositories can be made by a compounding pharmacy and can even be purchased on line with a prescription. wishing you all the best on your journey.

        Hugs,

        Julie

    • #53979
      Miss Cloé
      MANAGING AMBASSADOR

      Forgot I had posted this here.  I ended up making an article out of it at V’s suggestion.  https://transgenderheaven.com/is-your-physical-transition-languishing/

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    • #53963
      Michelle Liefde
      MANAGING EDITOR

      Cloe, thank you for posting both links.  If nothing else, this was informative.  I got a lot of listening and reading what he had to say.  I may need to revisit them again.

      Michelle

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