Peter Shalit (he/him; Peter) has been in practice since 1990. His training is in Primary Care Internal Medicine: General Healthcare for Adults. Since the start, he has included care for people living with HIV in his scope of practice, while also providing general preventive and screening care, sexual health services, and diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that can affect adults. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, and frequently hosts trainees in the health care professions for clinical rotations in the practice.
Kevin Steehler, MD
Kevin Steehler (they/them; Kevin) joined the practice in September 2023. They are an LGBTQ Primary Care physician who is board certified in internal medicine. They grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. and completed medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following medical school, Kevin moved to Seattle to pursue residency at the University of Washington. During residency Kevin worked at the Madison Clinic at Harborview Medical Center, providing primary care to patients who are living with HIV and to those on PrEP. Kevin also completed an elective rotation in gender affirming care and has a passion for providing high quality care to patients who are transgender and gender non-conforming. As an LGBTQ physician, Kevin strives to apply principles of health equity in their practice. Additionally, they fought to improve equity in medical training by serving as the Lead Negotiator of their union, RFPU-NW, during residency. When they are not seeing patients, Kevin enjoys taking care of their 2 cats, spending time with their partner, appreciating Seattle's drag scene, and playing board games and video games.
Jillian Blanco, FNP
Jillian Blanco (she/her; Jill) joined the practice in July 2023. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for providing comprehensive healthcare. With 12 years of nursing experience under her belt, she has had the privilege of caring for individuals across various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and aesthetic clinics. She writes:
"My dedication to holistic well-being extends beyond traditional healthcare. I've also pursued additional training in aesthetics, allowing me to offer a unique blend of medical expertise. I believe that feeling good about oneself is an essential aspect of overall health and happiness.
Currently, I'm thrilled to be working at a sex and body positive health clinic. This environment allows me to foster an inclusive and non-judgmental space where patients can openly discuss their sexual health, body image concerns, and other intimate matters. I strive to provide compassionate care, promote sexual education, and address the diverse needs of my patients, promoting their autonomy and well-being.
My goal as a nurse practitioner is to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their health, while also supporting them in their journey towards self-acceptance and body positivity. I am grateful to be part of a team that shares these values and is committed to providing comprehensive, respectful, and affirming care to all."
Tyler Russell, ARNP
Tyler Russell (he/him; Tyler) joined the practice in July 2023. He grew up in the Midwest, where he developed a love for medicine at an early age. He began taking classes in high school and became a nurse at nineteen. In 2019, he returned to graduate school when he realized he had a strong passion for helping underserved populations who deserve the utmost exceptional care. As someone who identifies with the LGBTQIA+ community, Tyler believes he has a personal and professional responsibility to provide his expertise to assist those in the best possible way. He feels that patient education is one of the most essential aspects of medical care as it empowers patients to take control of their lives to reach healthier outcomes. Tyler is dedicated to providing the best evidence-based care for his patients and strives to meet the patient where they are and have a positive impact on all individuals. Outside of work, he enjoys activities such as hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and tennis.
Jonathan White, PA-C, AAHIVS
Jonathan White (he/him; Jon) has been with the practice since 2016. He wears two hats. Half of his time is spent providing primary care to his panel of patients. The other half is devoted to managing the practice's research projects in HIV care and prevention. Jon's panel is currently full and he is unable to accept new patients.
Paul Algeo, PharmD, PA-C, AAHIVS
Paul Algeo (he/him; Paul) has been with the practice since 2014. He is currently on a well-deserved sabbatical and plans to return in Fall of 2024.