James Hekman, MD, Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic’s new Lakewood Family Health Center, discusses his calling and how the new center was custom-designed to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse community on Cleveland’s near west side.
Research has shown that LGBT patients are at increased risk for substandard, insensitive care due to stigmatization. New EHR tools are a small step toward culturally competent care and eradicating disparities.
Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are more likely to delay medical care. Cleveland Clinic opens two clinics to meet the unique needs of LGBT patients in a safe, friendly setting.