Peter Shalit & Associates
901 Boren Ave #805
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General internal medicine & HIV care
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
Gender Neutral Restrooms?
Comprehensive intake forms that include a patient's chosen name and gender pronouns?
Clinic uses a patient's chosen name (as opposed to their legal name) on their chart?
Trans standard of care used:
Informed Consent Model
Staff Trained in LGBTQ Issues?
We are all (but one) LGBTQ and the one who is not, has learned LGBTQ sensitivity by working with a bunch of queer people (the rest of us)
Staff Trained in Racial & Cultural Issues?
Life/work experience, is all.
What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for LGBQ-identified patients?
Um, we are an LGBTQ space. Cis-gender, heterosexual people are a small minority here. The magazines in the waiting room, the posters on the wall, and our sassy attitude(!- just kidding) all reflect that. I don't know how else to put it. We are, plain and simple, an LGBTQ space. The bigger and more difficult question is, how do we make our clinic welcoming and inclusive for the non-LGBTQ patients we see? That is the bigger challenge and frankly, cis-gender heterosexual folks only continue to see us if they are comfortable getting care in an LGBTQ-atmosphere space. Nowadays, many are comfortable. Those who are not, find care elsewhere.
What does your clinic do to make the space welcoming and inclusive for trans- and genderqueer-identified patients?
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 live in the queer community, and I teach health professions students and colleagues about LGBTQ health. I wrote a book on gay men's health. I am involved with local LGBTQ organizations such as Seattle Counseling Service and Pride Foundation as well as YouthCare, a service organization for homeless youth, 40% of whom are LGBTQ. In my private life, I am involved in the bear/bearded community of gay men.
What else do you want potential patients to know about you or your clinic?
Most of our care is provided by our two certified Physician Assistants, Paul and George, who are both gay men. We are an independent private practice and not part of a big clinic or hospital, so care is more personal than in a bigger setting. We aim to provide sensitive and culturally- and medically-appropriate care to people of all genders, sexual orientations, and racial/ethnic backgrounds.