Anne A. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.


alawrence (at)

For persons unable to see me in Seattle, I offer telephone or Skype video consultations. A telephone or video consultation can provide you with personalized information concerning transsexualism and gender identity issues.

All consultations with me are completely confidential. I will do my best to provide accurate information and useful counsel in a professional manner. Please note, however, that for legal purposes, a telephone or video consultation does not establish a doctor-patient relationship with me. Technically, I will provide you with medical education and information rather than medical advice. The reason for this limitation is that physicians in Washington state cannot practice medicine solely via electronic communications, especially across state or international borders. Nevertheless, I treat communications with my telephone and video consultation clients as confidential, just as though we were in a conventional doctor-patient relationship.

In addition to the diagnosis and treatment of gender identity problems, we can discuss issues such as employment, relationships, children, and sexuality. I am happy to help my consultation clients with issues involving gender transition, but I am not able to provide recommendations for hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery on the basis of telephone or video contact: Such recommendations require face-to-face contact.

Telephone and video consultations last 60 minutes and cost $120. All consultations must be paid for in advance. If you wish to mail your payment, please send it to:

Anne A. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D.
6801 28th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Please include complete contact information and proposed dates and times with your payment.

You can also pay for a telephone or video consultation with a major credit card using PayPal. Here is how that process works:

  • Click on the PayPal button below to begin
  • Choose the number of 60 minute sessions you want to pay for
  • Authorize payment to me, alawrence (at)
  • If you wish, enter possible dates and times in the space provided; you may do this in a separate email if you prefer
  • Complete the transaction
  • I will contact you by email, usually within 24 hours, to schedule or confirm a consultation time and to provide my Skype contact information if you have requested a video consultation.

If you schedule a telephone or video consultation using PayPal and don't receive a reply within 24 hours, please contact me at alawrence (at)

Please propose at least two possible dates and times for your consultation. You can do this by e-mailing me at alawrence (at), or by calling my office at 206-517-4834. You can also include proposed times with your mailed payment or with your PayPal payment. I will contact you, by email when possible, to confirm a consultation time and provide the phone number or Skype address for you to contact. The phone number will usually be my office number, 206-517-4834.

Please note the following consultation policies carefully:

  • Consultation fees are not refundable.

  • If you are unable to keep a scheduled consultation appointment, you must cancel by e-mail or by phone at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will be charged for the time scheduled.

  • If you need to reschedule a consultation after making an appointment, you may do so once. If you are then unable to keep your rescheduled consultation appointment, you will be charged for the time scheduled.

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