On this episode of The STFM Podcast, medical student Emiliano Lemus speaks with host Saria Carter Saccocio, MD, about how family medicine is uniquely positioned to be a leader in queer and transgender healthcare. Lemus discusses how to use inclusive language during initial clinical encounters with all patients and offers guidance on how physicians can build safe and welcoming relationships with diverse patients. They also share how to advocate in your health system for culturally-affirming care for LGBTQ populations.
Hosted by Saria Carter Saccocio, MD, MHA, FAAFP
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Emiliano Lemus, MS:
Emiliano Lemus is a fourth-year medical student and Pisacano Scholar at the University of California Berkeley-University of California San Francisco Joint Medical Program. They are also an herbalist, health disparities researcher and trainer on LGBTQ-affirming healthcare. Emiliano worked for a decade as a community organizer before seeking medical training, serving in organizations focused on social justice and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Emiliano is trans, proudly Chicano and Indigenous, and a parent to three chickens and a poodle. They love living in Oakland, and they are thrilled to soon begin Family Medicine residency.