Compared with the general population, the LGBTQ community is at greater risk of many health conditions, including substance abuse, cancer, obesity, heart disease, and depression. These healthcare risks may have a lot to do with the lack of compassionate and competent healthcare for LGBTQ individuals. Global wellness consultant and board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Kelly O. MD, at Viva Life Health Hub located in San Diego, offers counseling and resources to help you get the care you need.

What are common LGBTQ health issues?

Due to discrimination and stigma, those in the LGBTQ community are less likely to seek the health care they need to prevent chronic health issues, so they’re at greater risk of many common diseases and health concerns. Some of the most common health issues faced by LGBTQ individuals include:

✔Depression and anxiety


✔Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

✔Cancer Heart disease

✔SuicideSubstance abuse

The compassionate team at Viva Life Health Hub specializes in LGBTQ health and can provide counseling and care to ensure you get connected with the right resources to help you improve or maintain your health.

What can I expect during a consultation?

The team at Viva Life Health Hub conducts virtual counseling appointments so you get the care you need quickly. During your appointment, the team reviews your medical and sexual history and discusses your specific health concerns and needs.

Based on your needs, the well-versed team can provide help with numerous health topics that may be a concern to you. In addition to counseling, the team also provides you with a list of resources in your community to help you get continued care, testing, and any necessary treatment.

The team also creates an individualized treatment plan that you work on together to improve health and wellness. The team recommends regular follow-up care so you continue to get the medical services you need and deserve.

What can I do to improve my health?

Dr. Elmore and her team at Viva Life Health Hub are wellness experts and can develop a plan to help improve your health and well-being. Dr. Elmore is a fitness motivator, and she and her team can connect you with fitness experts who can develop an exercise plan based on your fitness level and health goals. Improving your fitness can help both your physical and mental health.

If you have concerns about an STD or you’re in search of treatment, the team can provide the care you need, and also talk to you about how to prevent STDs.

The team at Viva Life Health Hub wants you to know that there are compassionate and competent physicians who can help you manage your health concerns.