An endocrinologist is a physician that specializes in hormones and the glands from which they are naturally secreted in humans. They most often have training in internal medicine or pediatrics before further specializing. Beyond transgender HRT, an endocrinologist is seen for things like diabetes and thyroid disease. While it is common for some trans people on hormones to see an endocrinologist, primary care physicians are fully capable of managing an HRT regimen, as many cis people also undergo HRT, usually after they hit middle age.
e.g. Kenny talked to his endocrinologist about HRT because he also has diabetes and wasn’t sure if pursuing HRT would complicate his maintenance plan.
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