Equally Well: Finding a Safe Path to Wellness in the LGBTQIA+ Community
Together we can change attitudes, assumptions, and disparities affecting LGBTQIA+ health
While LGBTQIA+ individuals have many of the same health concerns as the general population, they experience certain health challenges at higher rates, and also face several unique health challenges, from higher instances of mental illness to harassment, victimization, and violence.
Join Dr. Cecily Havert and Dr. Natasha Beauvais to learn about:
- Health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of LGBTQIA+ civil rights.
- The resources and organizations in our community providing for LGBTQIA+ optimal health and well being.
- The specific needs of individuals at different ages, from adolescense to adulthood, and of different orientations.
An open forum will follow the presentation.
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About the presenters:
Dr. Cecily Dvorak Havert is a board certified family medicine physician with special interests in women’s health, mental health, and preventative health care. Born in Minnesota, she earned her BS degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Fairfax Family Practice-VCU. She has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area for the past 14 years. In addition to providing compassionate patient care, Dr. Havert enjoys teaching medical students and has been appointed a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University. She also remains active in healthcare policy on behalf on the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Natasha Lewry Beauvais was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire and received her B.A. from Yale University. She received her M.D. and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Jamaica Hospital Family Practice Residency in New York City. Prior to joining Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates, Dr. Beauvais practiced with Unity Health Care in downtown Washington, D.C. from 2004 – 2007. She emphasizes caring for the whole family and for the whole person and values patient relationships built through long-term continuity of care. She lost two grandparents to preventable diseases, and developed a personal compassion for the difficulties of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s dementia when her other grandparents developed these.