Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Rachel Beda

MD

Wise Patient Internal Medicine

613 19th Ave E #201

Seattle

info@wisepatientim.com

This provider is accepting new patients at this time


Insurance

This provider accepts the following insurances:

  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • Premera
  • First Choice
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Providence
  • Lifewise
  • Cigna
  • Tricare (US Military)
  • Uniform
  • Washington Fire Commissioners Association

Does this provider accept Medicaid?

no

Does this provider accept Medicare?

no


Practice

Specialization

Internal Medicine

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, bisexual people, trans women, trans men, genderqueer folks, people of color, people in recovery, people with disabilities, active drug users, sex workers


Identity

Gender Identity

cis-female

Sexual Orientation

bisexual


Training and Practices

Gender Neutral Restrooms?

yes

Comprehensive intake forms that include a patient's chosen name and gender pronouns?

N/A

Clinic uses a patient's chosen name (as opposed to their legal name) on their chart?

yes

Trans standard of care used:

Informed Consent Model

Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?

yes

Description

I was trained by staff from Seattle Counseling Services, and then I provided training to my clinic staff.

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

N/A

Description


Values

What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for LGBQ-identified patients?

We are a small private clinic with a very small waiting room, meaning there is a lot of privacy, with rarely more than 1 or 2 people in our waiting room at a time. We have gender-neutral decorations and bathrooms; all staff is trained to never assume when it comes to gender, sexual preference, partners, etc. We aim to always be warm, welcoming, and genuine to all patients, all the time.

What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for trans- and genderqueer-identified patients?

Gender-neutral bathroom; also see above.

Please describe the ways in which you are involved in LGBTQ community outside of your practice (ex: Do you attend conferences on working with LGBTQ clients? Are you involved in local organizations that serve these communities? etc).

What else do you want potential patients to know about you or your clinic?

"Six years of transgender medicine experience including hormone prescribing and monitoring, on informed-consent model; Open-access to all your notes and lab results via electronic patient portal; Electronic patient portal allows for messaging back and forth; Small size of clinic and small number of staff allow for personalized care and better privacy while in-clinic; Experience in treating mental health diagnoses as well, including medication prescribing; PrEP prescribing. "