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How PCPs can meet needs of transgender patients

March 5, 2019 –

Many of the experts consulted for this story agreed that this discrimination makes transgender patients less likely to want to receive health care. Therefore, word choice — both spoken and written — is critical to making the transgender patient feel comfortable, A.C. Demidont, DO, chief medical officer of LGBQT care at the Anchor Health Initiative in Stamford, Connecticut, told Healio Primary Care Today.
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State focuses on most vulnerable in effort to eradicate new HIV cases

December 17, 2018 –

“A primary care doctor in Waterbury who is taking care of African American women may not identify that that person is a candidate for prep or even discuss prep with that person even though they are a candidate for prep,” said Dr. A.C. Demidont, a physician whose practice focuses primarily on LGBTQ patients and who is a member of the Getting to Zero Commission.
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Congratulations Chief Medical Officer, Dr. A.C. Demidont

December 15, 2018 –

Congratulations to our fabulous Chief Medical Officer, Dr. A.C. Demidont for being a recipient of the 15th Annual Dorothy Awards. Thank you New Haven Pride Center and The Dorothy Awards for recognizing her amazing service to the LGBTQ community.
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New Stamford LGBTQ clinic offers lifeline

September 20, 2018 –

Ava Feminelli’s favorite part of working at Anchor Health is getting a glimpse of the faces of new patients after their appointment at the LGBTQ-friendly clinic. Feminelli knows the feeling. As a transgender woman, she had a life-changing experience when she first met Dr. A.C. Demidont, head physician at Anchor. For Feminelli, the encounter was a far cry from previous interactions with physicians.
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Transgender women worry about access to surgery

June 4, 2018 – New Haven Register (

Callaghan’s primary care physician, Dr. A.C. Demidont, who practices in Stamford and New Haven, said she has expressed concerns about the Connecticut surgeon with officials of the state Public Health and Social Services departments, including Dr. Lawrence Magras, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Community Health Network of Connecticut. The network is a nonprofit managed-care organization that administrates the state’s Medicaid program.
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Hearst movie club sees French prize-winner ‘BPM’ in Stamford

April 3, 2018 –

Joe Meyers, left, conducted an interview with Dr. A.C. Demidont and Anchor Health Initiative chairman Jean Doyen de Montaillou after a screening of “BPM” at the Avon Theatre in Stamford.
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Residents rally for transgender community

November 29, 2017 – Yale News (

“Transgender girls have no idea about HIV prep to prevent it, nobody told them about that,” said A.C. Demidont, a physician at  Anchor Health Initiative, which offers health care for the LGBTQ community. “If a transgender woman goes to a doctor and he or she doesn’t inform them about prep, I think it’s malpractice.”
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