Pittsburgh Physician Awarded for LGBT, HIV Work

Pittsburgh, PA – Metro Community Health Center is proud to announce that a member of our team, Dr. Martin Seltman, received the 2016 Outstanding Primary Care Clinician – Special Population Category from Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers.

Martin Seltman is presented the Primary Care Excellence (APEX) Outstanding Primary Care Clinician Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the delivery of primary care to vulnerable populations, thereby improving quality, access and outcomes of care. Dr. Seltman exemplifies the mission of Metro Community Health Center and community health centers.

Dr. Seltman has served Metro Community Health Center as its medical director since 1999. He is a board-certified family practitioner with an added qualification in geriatric medicine. Dr. Seltman uses a holistic approach to care and is dedicated to improving the primary care delivery model across all clinical disciplines, and particularly for LGBT and HIV positive individuals. Under Dr. Seltman’s leadership, Metro Health Center has become renowned for its work with the transgender population and now serves more than 500 transgender individuals from multiple states.

According to a colleague, “Marty has given his life’s work to the care of HIV+ and LGBT people way before it was the cool thing to do. He has a deep respect for his patients and values human dignity. Many doctors in town, myself included, call on his expertise time and time again. He has educated the educators, so his knowledge and approach continues to be passed down to younger clinicians.”

Metro Community Health Center is proud to be a member of the largest network of primary health care providers in the nation-community health centers (also known as FQHCs). FQHCs serve more than 700,000 individuals in Pennsylvania and more than 22 million nationally, providing comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health services. Community health centers in Pennsylvania and across the nation share the mission of improving access to affordable, quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care for all.

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