Cristina Michaels

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Name: Cristina Michaels
Name of Practice: Colorado Art of Acupuncture, LLC
Address: 1419 Coffman St. #1, Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-242-6776
Medical Credentials: LAc
Medical Specialty: Acupuncture

Does your practice bill private insurance?

Does your practice accept the following?
Child Health Plan + (CHP+): No
Medicaid: No
Medicare: No
Please explain any limitations:

Do you have a sliding fee scale for patients with limited resources?

Do you have experience working with the following?
Trans children (under 12): Yes
Trans youth (12-18): Yes
Trans men (adults): Yes
Trans women (adults): Yes
Trans elders (0ver 65 years): Yes
Gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary: Yes

Do you provide hormone blocker therapy for pre-pubescent or pubescent children?

Do you provide hormone therapy for trans adults?

Do you provide hormone therapy for children/youth under age 16?

Do you have experience with alternative delivery methods (e.g. patch, cream, sublingual) and/or non-standard dosing?

If you do not currently provide trans hormone therapy, are you willing to work with patients or an experienced provider to provide this service?

If you provide hormone therapy, what protocol do you follow?

Do you have information on non-medical resources (e.g. legal services, mental health) to which patients can be referred?

Would you be interested in having another health care provider act as a mentor to you in gaining competence in working with trans patients?

Does your practice have inclusive paperwork (e.g. list more than male and female as gender options, allow a place for preferred name, etc.)?
Paper files: Yes
Electronic health records: Yes

Does your practice have a system for recording preferred name and pronoun of patients and communicating that to staff, especially scheduling/appointment and reception staff?

Does your practice have all-gender or gender-neutral restrooms?

Do you have anything in your physical environment that would be welcoming to a trans person (i.e. brochures, pamphlets, magazines, pictures that relate to trans* people/issues)?

Does your practice have an inclusive non-discrimination policy (includes gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation)? If yes, how is this communicated?
Yes. There is a sign present at each entrance of the building and in the main waiting room

Do you have a way of protecting the confidentiality of a patient’s trans status?
Yes. I have to abide by HIPPA so all of my forms and records are confidential.

Have you and your staff attended training or had other education on providing services to trans patients?
Yes. I have spent the last 2 years as a facilitator in a gender support group. This group required transgender training and education for all the facilitators. I have spend a great deal of time at transgender conferences to better my knowledge.

Is there any concern about patients encountering staff members who are not experienced in working with trans persons?

Do you offer surgery?

Do you offer prenatal services for trans patients?