Queer Healthcare Accountability Coalition

Peter Shalit

MD

Peter Shalit & Associates

901 Boren Ave #805

Seattle

peter@tribalmed.com

This provider is accepting new patients at this time


Insurance

This provider accepts the following insurances:

  • Regence
  • United Healthcare
  • Premera
  • Coordinated Care (Medicaid)
  • First Choice
  • Amerigroup (Medicaid)
  • Sound Health
  • Medicare
  • Aetna

Does this provider accept Medicaid?

yes

Does this provider accept Medicare?

yes


Practice

Specialization

General internal medicine & HIV care

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

male

Sexual Orientation

gay


Training and Practices

Gender Neutral Restrooms?

yes

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

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?

yes

Description

Life/work experience, is all.


Values

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?

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).

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.