LGBTQ+ Care offered in Roseville, CA

Regardless of your gender identity and expression, sex, or sexuality, you deserve high-quality, comprehensive health care from a provider that respects and listens to you. If you’re looking for LGBTQ+ care, look no further than Roseville Family Healthcare in Roseville, California. John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the team are here for you. Book an appointment with the kind, compassionate team at Roseville Family Healthcare online or over the phone today.

What is LGBTQ+ care?

LGBTQ+ care is health care that specifically caters to the special concerns and requirements of LGBTQ+ individuals. It’s health care that seeks to empower them, in contrast to the discrimination and dismissal that so many have experienced in medicine over the years.

The team at Roseville Family Healthcare seeks to provide inclusive care that makes this community feel safe, cared for, and heard.

Why is LGBTQ+ care important?

LGBTQ+ care is important because, without it, many LGBTQ+ folks fall by the wayside, suffering from higher rates of certain illnesses and mental health issues stemming from stigma and bullying.

LGBTQ+ care helps foster trust and rapport between understandably wary LBGTQ+ folks and their provider. 

The better that trust and rapport, the more likely patients are to share more personal information, including details about their behavioral health. 

The more information providers have, the better they can serve their patients with relevant screenings and referrals. 

What are some of the most common health concerns for LGBTQ+ individuals?

There are no illnesses specific to the LGBTQ+ community. However, LGBTQ+ people are at a higher risk for certain physical and mental health issues than heterosexual individuals.

For example, lesbians are more likely to develop breast cancer than heterosexual women but are less likely to attend regular breast exams. Lesbians also have a higher risk for certain types of gynecological cancer.

Similarly, gay men are at an increased risk for testicular, colon, anal, and prostate cancers. Men who have sex with men are also at a higher risk for sexually transmitted infections like HPV, hepatitis, and syphilis. More frequent screenings can help them catch these issues early.

Because they are so frequently bullied at school or ostracized at home, individuals in the LGBTQ+ community have a high incidence of stress, and trauma-induced problems like:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Substance abuse and drug dependence
  • Alcoholism
  • Tobacco usage

LGBTQ+ youth are also more likely than their peers to commit suicide, which is one of the reasons why comprehensive health care from a caring provider is so important.

The LGBTQ+ community has been marginalized for many years, and it’s time for health care providers to do better. Roseville Family Healthcare welcomes you, not in spite of who you are but because of who you are. Get the care you deserve today. Schedule an appointment for LGBTQ+ care with the team at Roseville Family Healthcare online or over the phone today.