Expanding the Rainbow: Understanding the needs of the LGBTQIA patient

Current terminology to self-identify one’s gender identity and sexual orientation and other commonly used terms are discussed. Dr. Pomarico reviews specific healthcare needs for Individual populations within the LBGTQIA+ acronym. This presentation also:
•    Discusses “curiosity questions” and how to ease the transition for the patient into a new office. 
•    Addresses how to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ patients as well as intake forms that are inclusive of gender identity and sexual orientation.
•    Reviews current policies and organizations that endorse diversity of care