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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Pre- and Post-operative Care for the Primary Care Provider

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM–4:20 PM PDT
Workshop Description

More primary care providers are treating transgender patients, yet few of us have had formal training in transgender medicine, let alone peri-operative trans care! Dr. Gromko has treated transgender patients for 20 years, and has followed her own patients as they have returned from surgeries performed all over the world. This workshop will begin with a basic review of feminizing and masculinizing surgeries. Pre-operative evaluation and patient preparation will be discussed. See patient photos of early results in feminizing and masculinizing procedures so you know what "normal" can look like. Feel more confident in knowing when to reassure—and when to worry. The non-surgical management of common post-operative problems will be included.

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Primary Contact

Linda Gromko, MD, Owner/Medical Director: Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC; Seattle, WA

Workshop Presenters

Linda Gromko, MD, Owner/Medical Director: Queen Anne Medical Associates, PLLC; Seattle, WA
Presenter Bio

Linda Gromko has been interested in health care from the time she was a Candy Striper at age 14. After serving as a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood in Seattle, Linda completed her medical school education and family practice residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She established her independent family medical practice on Queen Anne in Seattle in 1989.

Linda treats gender variant patients from age 5 through 85. She provides puberty blockers for youth, hormone management, and pre and post-operative care. Queen Anne Medical now provides laser and electrolysis hair removal with state-of-the art pain management, laser tattoo removal, and a variety of other services.