Providing Quality Care for Transgender Patients

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Target Audience

The target audience is for teammates who provide clinical care to patients which consists of clinical and administrative leadership, clinical staff; RN, LPN, CMA, CNA, Lab staff, Care Coordinator and medical providers; Physicians, APPs, and Pharmacists.


Individuals who identify as a gender different than assigned at birth identify as Transgender and make up about 0.5% of the US population which equates to 1.4 million people according to the Williams Institute 2016 survey (Flores AR, 2016). Transgender individuals often have challenges when seeking affirming and knowledgeable healthcare providers. According to the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey, there are several disparities experienced by transgender individuals as a result of not having trained healthcare providers. The knowledge gaps identified in various studies have resulted in the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care to establish the National LGBT Health Education Center (Ard, 2018). This online module is to educate providers on the standards of care outlined by the Endocrine Society and World Professional association for Transgender Health. This module will address the diagnostic requirements as well as the process to begin providing hormone therapy. It will also cover the risk/benefit as well as the reversible and irreversible effects of hormone therapy.

This online self-paced learning module is available only to Atrium Health teammates. Please use the registration code included in the invitation email to register or on PeopleConnect.

Accreditation Statement
Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Original Release Date: August 1, 2021
Valid Thru: July 31, 2024

Credit Statement
Atrium Health designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 0.75 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

ANCC and the North Carolina Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from the organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
Atrium Health adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.


  • Define gender identify and gender expression terminology
  • Discuss health disparities affecting transgender individuals
  • Describe how to diagnose/identify transgender patients within the practice
  • Identify the goals of care for transgender patients including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and surgical options
  • Explain the process and requirements for prescribing HRT to patients who identify as transgender and provide the appropriate follow-up care and lab testing (Standards of care set by Endocrine Society and World Professionals Association for Transgender Health)


Tamara C Smith-Tillman, BS


Providing Quality Care for Transgender Patients

08/01/2021 - 07/31/2024
01:35 PM - 12:00 PM
Dr. Benjamin F Simmons, III, MD
Aug 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2024
Check-In Time
1:35 PM
0.75 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
0.10 - CEU
0.75 - Contact Hours
0.75 - CME for Physician Assistants
Online Learning
Aug 1, 2021 - Jul 31, 2024
Online Learning
Atrium Teammates Only
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
CME for Physician Assistants
Contact Hours