© 2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Healthcare

A Clinical Guide to Preventive, Primary, and Specialist Care

  • Kristen Eckstrand
  • Jesse M. Ehrenfeld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The LGBT Population and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Derek R. Blechinger
      Pages 3-21
    3. Keisa Fallin-Bennett, Shelly L. Henderson, Giang T. Nguyen, Abbas Hyderi
      Pages 23-30
    4. Baligh R. Yehia, Scott N. Grossman, Daniel Calder
      Pages 31-38
  3. The LGBT-Inclusive Clinical Encounter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Craig A. Sheedy
      Pages 51-63
    3. Carl G. Streed Jr.
      Pages 65-80
    4. Edward J. Callahan, Catherine A. Henderson, Hendry Ton, Scott MacDonald
      Pages 81-91
  4. LGBT Preventive Health and Screening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Keisa Fallin-Bennett, Shelly L. Henderson, Giang T. Nguyen, Abbas Hyderi
      Pages 95-114
    3. Christopher E. Harris
      Pages 115-124
    4. Tulsi Roy
      Pages 125-140
  5. LGBT Health in Specialty Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Henry H. Ng, Gregory S. Blaschke
      Pages 143-167
    3. Michael Clark, Heshie Zinman, Edwin Bomba
      Pages 169-199
    4. Christopher M. Palmer, Michael B. Leslie
      Pages 201-232
    5. Andrew J. Para, Stephen E. Gee, John A. Davis
      Pages 233-262
    6. Brian Ginsberg
      Pages 263-287

About this book


Written by experienced clinicians and edited by Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health faculty, this book contains up-to-date expertise from physicians renowned for their work in LGBT health. This important text fills an informational void about the practical health needs of LGBT patients in both the primary care and specialty settings remains, and serves as a guide for LGBT preventive and specialty medicine that can be utilized within undergraduate medical education, residency training, and medical practice. Beginning with a short review of LGBT populations and health disparities, it largely focuses on the application and implementation of LGBT best practices within all realms of medical care. In addition, the book offers recommendations for the integration of LGBT health into systems-based practice by addressing intake forms and electronic health records, as well as evidence-based emerging concerns in LGBT health.

This is a must-have volume for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians from all medical specialties.


Intersex Healthcare LGBTI healthcare best practices preventative primary care specialty care

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristen Eckstrand
    • 1
  • Jesse M. Ehrenfeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Program for LGBTI HealthVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Program for LGBTI HealthVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

About the editors

Kristen Eckstrand, MD, PhD
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Program for LGBTI Health
Nashville, TN USA  

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Program for LGBTI Health
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Bibliographic information

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“This book addresses the specific preventive, primary care, and specialty areas in caring for the LGBT community. … The audience consists of every primary care and specialty clinician who may care for an LGBT patient the world over. … this is a seminal publication, comprehensive and forward thinking. This should be used as an important step in a clinician’s life-long education.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2016)