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Appropriate language with which to refer to my clinic

  • 1.  Appropriate language with which to refer to my clinic

    Posted 05-22-2021 12:45
    Hi all,
     
    I know language is everything. I started a small PLWH clinic a few months ago and now have the capacity to expand to include a PrEP panel. I also have a small panel of transgender patients and am reluctant to pair my transpanel with the PrEP/PLWH panel for concerns of stigma. However, given the difficulty with provider continuity for my patients (we are same day/next day scheduling for most of our patients) I've found that creation of these specialty clinics is the only way to ensure that I can follow my patients consistently. 

    Anywho my question is: any recommended monikers for this clinic I'd like to hold that combines my PrEP, PLWH and trans panel all in one (at least until my panels become large enough to be able to justify carving out separate clinics)?

    thank you for your thoughts.

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    Nyasha George, MD, AAHIVS
    Pronouns: she/her/her


  • 2.  RE: Appropriate language with which to refer to my clinic

    Posted 05-22-2021 15:30
    How about "Primary Care and Sexual Health Clinic"

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    W. David Hardy
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 3.  RE: Appropriate language with which to refer to my clinic

    Posted 05-23-2021 19:10
    I called my clinic RISE. I frame RISE as a sort of "higher risk" clinic, and it includes HIV Primary Care, Hep C, and PrEP. I would say to think of an acronym or an empowering word. It keeps the clinic discreet. 

    Radeeb
    Queens, NY

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    Radeeb Akhtar
    Kaiser Permanente
    Forest Hills NY
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