Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Jonathan Silliman

East Asian Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncturist)

Empyrean Acupuncture PLLC

12000 15th Ave NE, Suite C

Seattle

info@empyreanacupuncture.com

This provider is accepting new patients at this time


Insurance

This provider accepts the following insurances:

  • Cigna
  • Aetna

Does this provider accept Medicaid?

no

Does this provider accept Medicare?

no


Practice

Specialization

Acupuncture

Expertise

gay/bi/queer men, lesbian/bi/queer women, people in recovery, active drug users


Identity

Gender Identity

Male

Sexual Orientation

Gay


Training and Practices

Gender Neutral Restrooms?

N/A

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

yes

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

Gay City Volunteer Corps

Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?

yes

Description

Wu Hsing Tao School; in-class unit on addressing cultural complexities in healthcare practice, largely drawn from the work of Dr. Pamela Hays.


Values

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

As a member of the LGBQ community myself, I do my best to give all my patients the space to express their personal truths in whatever way seems best to them. Classical Five Element Acupuncture treats each person as an individual, and recognizes that no matter what the conventional label or diagnosis, the causes of disease are as unique as fingerprints.

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

All of my patients are given as many different options for their treatment as possible, and are always encouraged to ask me to provide whatever may be lacking; if I can accommodate those requests, I do.

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).

I am a member of the LGBTQ community, and therefore I am never outside of it.

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

I practice this medicine in order to help as many people as possible reach the fullest expression of their personal health, and I especially enjoy working with those who are so often marginalized by mainstream healthcare institutions. In my treatment space, nothing is taboo and everything can be discussed; all of my patients know that I will do whatever I can to help them achieve their goals, no matter what those may be.