LGBT Health Specialist

Danielle Lewis, NMD -  - Fertility Specialist

Harmony Integrative Healthcare

Danielle Lewis, NMD

Fertility Specialist & Women's Health Specialist located in Midtown, Phoenix, AZ

If you’re looking for a body- and sex-positive doctor with experience caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people, Danielle Lewis, ND, may be the health care provider for you. Dr. Lewis is a naturopathic physician who provides an array of LGBTQ+ health services, including fertility treatments, Pap tests, and pelvic exams at Harmony Integrative Healthcare in Midtown Phoenix, Arizona. Call the office or request an appointment online today for LGBTQ+ health care in a safe, respectful environment.

LGBTQ+ Health Q&A

What health care disparities affect the LGBTQ+ community?

The search for a good health care provider is never easy, but this is especially true for the LGBTQ+ community. Many LGBTQ+ individuals face health care barriers like social stigma, discrimination, and denial of their fundamental human rights. That leads to higher rates of mental health problems, substance use, and suicide among members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you’ve had one or more bad experiences with LGBTQ+ health care, especially regarding sensitive topics like growing a family and pelvic exams, don’t lose hope. With the goal of making you feel safe, comfortable, and respected, Dr. Lewis continuously educates herself on the unique needs of LGBTQ+ folks.

What does LGBTQ+ health care mean?

At Harmony Integrative Healthcare, Dr. Lewis respects your chosen name, preferred gender pronouns, and sexual history. She doesn’t make assumptions about your health or lifestyle based on your appearance, sexual orientation, or gender identity. As a sex-positive naturopath, Dr. Lewis works with people who identify as poly, kinky, and other identities.

Dr. Lewis affirms body positivity and practices the Health At Every Size® philosophy. Though this applies to everyone, LGBTQ+ folks can be particularly affected as they may be dealing with various levels of body shaming.

What fertility services does LGBTQ+ health include?

At Harmony Integrative Healthcare, Dr. Lewis provides comprehensive fertility services to LGBTQ+ folks who want to grow their families, including gay couples, lesbian couples, trans couples, and single parents by choice. She offers fertility consultations that typically last 60-90 minutes, depending on your needs.

During your consultation, Dr. Lewis takes the time to answer all your questions, such as:

  • How to choose a donor
  • What are the differences between using a known and anonymous donor
  • What is basal body temperature, and how to track it correctly
  • How to time inseminations for optimal fertility
  • How fertility testing and treatment differs between people using donor sperm and a partner’s sperm

She also explains what fertility tests you may need and when to get them. Dr. Lewis treats many causes of infertility, including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irregular menstrual cycles, and anovulation. She uses natural and botanical medicines to help optimize fertility.

For excellent care in LGBTQ+ health, call Harmony Integrative Healthcare, or request an appointment online today.