Spectrum: The Other Clinic is a Transgender/Gender-Nonconforming Hormone Clinic headquartered in Mississippi that specializes in Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy to the MS and AZ area. Visits can be completed via telemedicine appointment (live streaming video chat sessions), or by in-office appointments (available in Hattiesburg, MS). The goal is to assist patients in attaining their healthiest potential and to be able to live freely as their true selves. Are you ready for an actual partnership with your provider? Because that's what we do here. Real talk, real results, on your terms. We are here to be your healthcare provider, friend, and mentor throughout your transitional process.
Creating the Vision
In the beginning of 2019, the founders of Spectrum: The Other Clinic were exploring ways that they could make an impactful difference for the Trans/GNC community. Since both of them are nurse practitioners with many years of experience, this gave them a good idea of some actions they could directly take. So they set their minds together on creating a clinic with the wellbeing and safety of the TGNC community in mind. They sought opinions on what the most concerning healthcare need is for Trans/Nonbinary/GNC individuals here in MS. The response was overwhelming: hormone transitional care. Apparently, hardly anyone provided this much needed service. So the need was there, and they jumped on it. They have worked ceaselessly on their off time from their regular jobs to build something great that is dedicated to Trans/NBY/GNC folx: Your own hormone care clinic. YOUR clinic. Everyone else has something, some specialty dedicated to their gender or specific needs/condition, but the Trans community had nothing. Until now. This, is yours.
And the owners weren’t alone. Many others reached out with advice and assistance during this time. They deeply appreciate all of the community support received/offered during the start-up process. It has been an awful lot of work and stress putting it all together, but the worth is going to be beyond measure as we begin to literally change the faces of their patients.
The Founders / Providers:
Lee Pace, FNP
Lee was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and has had a hand in many different trades throughout the years until finding his calling here with founding Spectrum. He began as a Diesel Mechanic before moving into the realm of healthcare. After working for 16 years as an Occupational Therapist, he next sought a career as a Paramedic, and then afterward went on to become a Registered Nurse. He still wasn't quite settled, though, and so returned to school at Belmont University after working a few years in nursing to pursue his career as a nurse practitioner. Since passing his boards, he has worked in many areas: Family Practice, Urgent Care, and Hospital Medicine, but with a majority of his practice being spent in the Emergency Department. He has worked hard to build this clinic and continues with further efforts in his latest project to establish a nonprofit that will assist TGNC people financially in affording their HRT, educate and advocate for the this community, and provide a safe space for gathering. Marsha's Tea Room is in the works! Stay tuned!
Stacie Pace, ACNP/AGNP
Stacie was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and lived there for most of her life. She graduated from MGCCC with her RN-ADN and jumped straight in to nursing. She worked for about seven years as a Registered Nurse, starting out briefly on a Medical/Surgical ward before moving to the Emergency Department. Afterward, she returned to school at the University of South Alabama to obtain her RN-BSN, and then shortly after that returned for her RN-MSN in Primary Care as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a focus on Internal Medicine. She then practiced as an NP for several years before returning to school with the University of Pennsylvania for a Post Master’s in Acute Care. She has worked in both outpatient and inpatient medicine settings during her career as an NP, most recently as a Hospitalist NP. Stacie has always been a staunch Ally for the LGBTQ+ community and believes everyone should have the chance to live as their true selves.
So come on...
Live Your Truth!