Jami Woods, MD // UCR Health November 2020 Physician Highlight

Jami Woods, MD was originally a pharmacist, then went on to medical school to complete her psychiatry residency. She is board certified in psychiatry and subspecialty certified in psychopharmacology. One of her greatest achievements includes being named vice chair for diversity and inclusion at the University of California, Riverside.

She is a strong advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and holds a unique position to both understand and acknowledge the disparities in legal protections, employment, education, and healthcare disparities of transgender individuals in the United States.

Dr. Jami Woods provides psychotherapy for transgender patients in addition to treating their comorbid psychiatric conditions and providing world-class hormone confirmation therapy.

Her patient-treatment philosophy includes collaborative decision making in which both the patient and the prescriber are heard. She states that patients often feel a power difference between them and their physician, which is why collaborative decision making where both sides are heard and have a hand in where their treatment goes is key. Dr. Woods leaves no stone unturned in her efforts to advocate for her patients’ mental health.

WRITTEN BY: Darshi Vadher | CAP Marketing Intern

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