Borrego Health is the nation’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Borrego Health has 27 clinics in Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties in Southern California’s Inland Empire and Coachella Valley. As a FQHC, we serve all patients regardless of their ability to pay. The Dept of Trans Medicine serves all Borrego Health clinics, either in-clinic or by telehealth appointments. So no matter where in our service area you live, you can see a doctor who specializes in transgender medicine. Check out our website for more information about our services.
Patric Schine, DNP, FNP is Medical Director of the Department of Trans Medicine at Borrego Health. Dr. Schine has been working with the LGBT community for more than 20 years, with a focus on transgender medicine for the last 14 years. While in private practice in Phoenix, he served the largest transgender patient population in the state, with services including a free, monthly clinic for those patients who couldn’t afford office visits.
Among his many scholarly activities, Dr. Schine developed “Trans 101 for Providers: A Lecture on Medical Transgender Care” as an introduction to medical care for those who identify as transgender. He has lectured around the country, providing trans-competent recommendations to staff at major organizations that include VIIV Healthcare.
Dr. Schine earned his Masters of Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Phoenix in 2002 and completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Arizona State University in 2010, focusing on education about, and treatment of, sexually transmitted infections. He has been faculty with Brandman University in Irvine for 6 years, most recently serving as Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions.
When not providing medical care or teaching, Patric enjoys spending time with his husband and young twin daughters, as they help their children develop into a new generation of people who will love and live without the need to label others.