Joe (iisolie) wrote in transseattle,
Joe
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The Low Cost Clinic vs. Pike Clinic

So, right now I'm going to the Pike Clinic. I really, really appreciate what they do for the community by providing much-needed low cost medical care. I have to say though, I'm really dis-satisfied with my experience there. I've been there a few times, and have yet to meet the doctor that is offcially *my* doctor. The first time I went, I had an appointment specifically scheduled for HRT and I saw some rotating doctor who didn't know anything about it. I had a UTI and the soonest I could get an appointment with any doctor there was a week and a half out.

Reasons aside, I'm unhappy, and you just have to be happy with your doctor. At Pride there was a booth for a clinic in Shoreline called The Low Cost Clinic (web research also implied it's called My Pain Clinic). At Pride they had info geared towards people transitioning.

I'm curious if any of you have been a patient at this clinic? What'd you think? Did the doctors seem to know their stuff? Were they personable? The office comfortable? I'm especially interested in opinions of people who've been to both clinics, but just opinions of the Shoreline clinic are better than nothing.

Like I said above, I really appreciate what Pike does for the community. I'm not bashing them at all. You need a doctor and don't have insurance? Don't hesitate to go there. That's why I go there. I'm just weighing other options that may be better for me individually. I also really like that the Shoreline clinic is more geared towards natural medicine.

Thanks in advance for any help!

-joe
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