Practitioner Course

Transgender Care Considerations

Practice considerations for transgender health care.

Online Course
2 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


1.5 hours total


Lana Ferris

About this course

In this series of two lectures you will learn how to serve your transgender and non-binary patients in an affirming and supportive manner. Expect to come away from this course knowing what terms to use when discussing gender identity and sexual orientation, how to set up your office and paperwork to be inclusive, and understanding some of the societal barriers trans patients face. In the second block you will learn what the process of “transitioning” looks like. We will discuss hormone therapy, surgical procedures, vocal coaching, electrolysis, and more so that you can feel confident supporting your patients as the transition.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Be able to speak with providers and patients about gender identity and sexual orientation in an appropriate way.
  • Know how to make your practice paperwork, office, and care more gender affirming.
  • Understand the obstacles and discrimination that transgender patients face in healthcare and society.
  • Be aware of the increased risk for mental health, substance use, and suicide in the transgender community and screen accordingly.
  • Have a broad level understanding of the medical process of “transitioning” so you can help patients navigate that process.
  • Be able to provide resources to patients for hormone therapy, surgery, vocal coaching, and electrolysis.
  • Know where to find more education if you want to be able to provide gender affirming hormones in your practice.

What's in this course

Your Presenter


Dr Lana Ferris is a naturopathic doctor in Vancouver, WA. She specializes in mental health, eating disorders, and transgender health. In addition, she especially enjoys working with complex trauma, highly sensitive people, and burnout.

Dr Lana takes a medical approach that is compassionate and personable, yet evidence based and thorough. As a naturopathic doctor, complex cases are some of Dr Lana’s favorite. She relishes the process of deciphering the relationship between seemingly unrelated symptoms. 

Her practice is also informed by her core values: reliability, connection, presence, and inclusivity. Reliability means she is dedicated to being responsive to messages and consistent in providing seamless care. Being truly present is something she strives for in every interaction. This ensures that her patients receive the unwavering attention and support they deserve.

She is committed to providing a judgment-free and welcoming space for everyone regardless of race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. Moreover, Dr Lana firmly embraces “Health at Every Size” as she understands that well-being transcends a number on a scale.

Lastly, she provides trauma informed care and works with you to make sure you feel comfortable seeking care for sensitive topics.

Her journey to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor started at Whitworth in Spokane WA for her undergraduate. She then finished at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). Dr Lana completed multiple clinical rotations in mental health, transgender health, and addiction medicine.