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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

Long Distance Relationship: Comprehensive Queer Care Delivery Model

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:45 PM–3:15 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
1 - Salon A/B
Workshop Description

The State of Alaska represents the largest, most sporadically populated land mass in the entire country. Gender and sexually diverse individuals who reside in this state have additional obstacles to overcome than folx who do not live in Alaska. These barriers include limited specialty care, difficulty finding care that is safe in their areas, policy and insurance barriers and lack of supportive communities.

Dr. Tracey Wiese, APRN and Dr. Crystal Beal, MD had a fate-inspired meeting at Gender Odyssey in 2016. Since that time, the two professionals have developed a comprehensive care model utilizing a unique combination of in person primary and behavioral health care, tele-medicine specialty care and peer consultation from a distance. The two providers discuss the evolution of their care model, what is working, lessons learned, and future directives.

Drs. Beal and Wiese hope that those providers practicing in high risk, low service areas can learn from their lessons and triumphs and apply similar models around the country, increasing access to care to our most vulnerable community members.

Primary Contact

Dr. Tracey Wiese, APRN, Full Spectrum Health, LLC

Workshop Presenter's Names

Tracey Wiese, Full Spectrum Health, LLC
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Presenter Bio

Tracey Wiese is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner certified in both Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University.

​Dr. Wiese provides a wide variety of services and expertise. She provides trauma informed psychotropic medication management and other mental health supportive services. Dr. Wiese conducts and supervises the primary healthcare services provided out of her gender/sexuality affirming primary care clinic. Dr. Wiese consults with and provides education and trainings around the state and nationally. Dr. Wiese brings a trauma informed approach to all of her work.

Crystal Beal
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Presenter Bio

Dr. Crystal Beal, a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, provides high-quality, expert, and affirming healthcare through QueerDoc. Dr. Beal started QueerDoc as an online doctor’s office providing culturally competent and individualized gender affirming care and queer medicine, like hormone therapy, PrEP, and STI screening. QueerDoc’s mission is to raise the bar in gender affirming care and increase access to high quality care.
Dr. Beal attended Florida State University College of Medicine where they founded the LGBTQ medical student group. They completed training at Valley Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Beal sought extensive additional training in sexual, queer, and gender health.