Joseph Freund, MD

Assembly Session – Patient-Based Care: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues: Addressing Healthcare Disparities & Invisibility, CME155, CME156; Reproductive-Male: Health Care of Gay Men: Healthcare of MSM - Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Others, CME225, CME226

Dr. Freund maintains a solo practice at Franklin Family Practice, in Des Moines, IA, where he sees a large gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) patient base. For the past eight years, Dr. Freund has been educating policymakers, the public, and his colleagues on basic cultural competency, barriers to care, and specific health issues and disparities for the GLBT community. He also believes that more attention needs to be placed on providing care for transgender patients. He first presented at Assembly in 2005.