Category Archives: Public Health

Written Testimony Opposing S.B. 6 – The Senate Committee on State Affairs

As a physician, board certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine, my work focuses on providing primary care for all teenagers and young adults. It is my teenage transgender patients who are at the highest risk for suicide.

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.

Dr. Jennifer Feldmann, Adolescent Medicine/Gender Care- A Physician Profile

Jennifer Feldmann left her academic teaching career behind to come work for high-risk populations that didn’t have access to health care.

A Note to all Legacy Patients on Obamacare

Legacy will continue to provide health care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

Obamacare Saves Life of Legacy Patient with Breast Cancer

A good read on the benefits – and future of the Affordable Care Act — from the Houston Chronicle This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle on January 24, 2017 “Beverly Bryant believes the ACA [Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare] saved her life. The 64-year-old worked for two decades for the plant company …

Dr. Chad Lemaire, Medical Director, Behavioral Health – A Physician Profile

He believes the stigma around seeking treatment for mental health conditions is declining, albeit slowly.

What Does “Driving Healthy Change in Our Communities” Look Like?

Both in and out of the exam room, Legacy Community Health had an impact on our patients and communities we served in the last year.

Good news in the fight against Zika virus in Texas. From the Governor’s office:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today awarded the State of Texas a $5 million grant for Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) in order to combat the Zika virus. The grant comes as part of the supplemental Zika funding awarded by Congress to increase public health preparedness and response funding to protect Americans from …

Legacy Commemorates Transgender Lives by Lighting Building on Sunday, November 20th

Each year on November 20th, people across the country honor the memory of those who lives were lost in acts of violence on a day known as Transgender Day of Remembrance.