Meet the Team
Queer, gender diverse providers helping queer, gender diverse patients!
Dr. Crystal Beal
they/them | Owner | QueerDoc | Clinical Instructor, University of Washington, School of Medicine | Board Certified Family Medicine | Medical Licenses: AK, CA, MT, WA, WY | Telehealth License: FL
Dr. Crystal Beal, a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, started QueerDoc. They provide high-quality, expert, and individualized queer and gender affirming medical care through QueerDoc. They have lived experience as a non-binary femme and are SUPER queer themself enjoying queer burlesque, vintage fashion, and their queer, kinky, poly family!
Dr. Beal attended Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, Florida. While there, they helped found the LGBTQ medical student group. After medical school, they completed their training at Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Washington state. Continuing to see gaps in care for the LGBTQ+ community, Dr. Beal sought extensive additional training in sexual health, queer health, and gender affirming care.
Dr. Steph Upton
they/them | Genderqueer | QueerDoc Provider | Board Certified Family Medicine | Board Certified Addiction Medicine | Medical Licenses: CA, ID, WA
Dr. Steph Upton, a genderqueer Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, works with QueerDoc to provide expert, high-quality, individualized queer and gender affirming care to queer, trans, and gender diverse people. Dr. Upton is gender diverse themself, so they personally and professionally understand the challenges in getting gender affirming care.
Dr. Upton went to medical school at the University of Oklahoma and completed their residency at Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program in Olympia, WA in 2008. They currently reside in Seattle with their partners and dog, Otis. They enjoy spending time with their queer family, working out, and learning new things.
Dr. Lin-Fan Wang
she/her | Queer Cisgender Femme | QueerDoc Provider | Board Certified Family Medicine | Medical Licenses: CA, FL, ID, UT, HI, MT, WA, WY
Dr. Wang attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York and received her Masters in Public Health at Columbia University in New York City. She completed her residency in Family and Social Medicine (2011) and a family planning fellowship (2013) at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She connected with Dr. Beal through their shared work in expanding gender affirming care using virtual visits and medical education.
Dr. Wang uses her perspectives as a queer person, an immigrant and child of immigrants from Taiwan, and as a woman of color to provide individualized, liberatory, culturally humble, and trauma-informed care. In addition to queer health, her professional interests include racial and reproductive justice and adolescent health. Dr. Wang and her partner are owned by two cats, Sid and Impurrrator Furryosa, and she has an extensive unpublished photo collection of selfies with Sid and Furryosa in boxes of various sizes and shapes.
Dr. Meredith Cronenwett, DNP
she/her | Pansexual | Androgyn | QueerDoc Provider | Master of Science Nurse Practitioner | Doctoral Student | Medical Licenses: CA, FL
Meredith trained at Florida Atlantic University with a focus on Nursing as Caring. While there, she had additional focused hours working with vulnerable populations. Most recently she has been serving patients with an integrative holistic approach including bio-identical hormones. Through her personal life she saw the need for increasing access to affirming medical care (HRT) for trans and gender diverse folx. She found QueerDoc because she is passionate about the mission to bring access to gender affirming care and hormones to as many individuals as possible. She is personally committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for the community and all those they love and care about.
In her personal life, she stays grounded in her queer community through connecting with her diverse family and friends. She loves quality time with them. She also enjoys jogging, biking, and hot yoga. She loves to dance queer tango with all genders. She actively engages in personal growth through mind-body and leadership workshops.
they/she | autigender/demi-mom | QueerDoc Facilitator Unicorn | Care Navigator
Nora has loved the intricacies and possibilities of words and bodies since their earliest memories, and is thrilled to be at QueerDoc, where they are constantly learning. Nora supports the QueerDoc ecosystem by writing and managing the blog, welcoming new patients in their free 15-minute introductory appointments and helping patients understand their insurance coverage in care navigation appointments, and by providing several administrative supports to the clinicians.
Nora is queer, nonbinary, neurodiverse, and disabled. They have experience in medical administration, professional cooking for restricted diets, and is also a bookkeeper at a small accounting firm. Nora can often be found watching backyard birdies with Usul the cat, and has been known to carry treats for corvids in their pockets. Their poetry has been published in the SEAF 2020 Erotic Literature Anthology, Coffin Bell Journal, and Déraciné Magazine. Nora is a parent to a nonbinary young adult, and is active in online parents of trans teen/young adult groups.
Help us Raise Money
Grant funding is one way to raise money to provide free and/or reduced cost gender affirming care. Donations from individuals and businesses is another way we can offer free and reduced-cost care. The more money we can raise, the more people we can support. Please help us raise additional funds by sharing this page with people you know. Availability of funding will determine the number of patients we can accept.