Tryon internal medicine specialist Dr. Ryan Shelton is Charlotte’s only physician named to Castle Connolly’s 2023 Top LGBTQ+ Doctors list.
It’s the first time Castle Connolly has recognized exceptional doctors within the LGBTQ+ community who have demonstrated outstanding expertise, patient care, and contributions to the field of healthcare. There are 64 doctors represented, across 22 states and 34 specialties.
This new distinction aims to help patients find clinicians who have shared backgrounds and experiences. Top LGBTQ+ Doctors are nominated by their peers and reviewed and selected by Castle Connolly researchers.
According to a Castle Connolly press release:
The LGBTQ+ population in the United States faces several significant health inequities, including barriers to accessing healthcare due to discrimination by healthcare providers, disrespectful treatment, and concerns about confidentiality, as well as higher risk for mental health issues resulting from stigma and prejudice. In order to combat these inequities, it is essential for LGBTQ+ patients to find affirming and compassionate health care providers and environments.
Congratulations, Dr. Shelton!