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Health at Every Size® Healthcare Provider Listing

Helen Kinsel, ND


Naturopathic physician

One Connection Healthcare
United States

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Takes Insurance
Sliding Scale Available
In-Network Insurance Companies:
- Premera
- Regence
- First Choice
- Lifewise
Specialties & Areas of Focus:
- Pediatrics
- Primary care
- Medical management of eating disorders and disordered eating
- Mental health
- Reproductive and sexual health
Modalities & Theoretical Lenses:
- Fat positive
- Trauma-informed
- Patient-focused
- Weight-inclusive
- Botanical medicine
- Craniosacral therapy
- Medication management and prescribing
Age Groups Served:
- Children (birth through 12 years)
- Teens (13-18 years old)
- Adults (18 years old and up)
- Older Adults (65+ years old)
Additional Populations Served & Allied Groups:
- Transgender and nonbinary folks
- BIPOC folks
- Fat folks
Languages Services Offered In:
- English

My Philosophy of Care

My goal as a provider is to collaborate with my patients and understand their goals and values. When I first meet a patient I want to learn their medical history, current medical needs, and what support they seek from working together. I practice from a Health at Every Size framework because I know that patients of all sizes deserve access to safe and effective healthcare. Too often fat patients are overlooked or actively harmed by healthcare providers. It is bad medicine to focus on weight or body size. In practice, this means that I only weigh patients when medically indicated (such as monitoring growth of children or determining dosing of specific medications) and always have a conversation with patients before collecting a weight. I do not make weight-based treatment recommendations nor do I recommend weight loss interventions. I aim to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all patients, including fat patients and patients in larger bodies. I provide education to patients about the many ways to treat medical conditions or move towards their health goals, none of which are dependent on weight loss. I value patient choice and autonomy and provide options for treatments so you can be informed about our care together.

About Me & My Practice

I am a naturopathic physician seeing patients of all ages for primary care. I offer wellness and chronic illness services starting from just after birth onward. I have specializations in pediatrics and adolescent healthcare, mental health, reproductive health, pre-conception and postpartum care, and medical management of eating disorders. I also enjoy working with other providers seeking to build their own healthcare team. I practice at a smaller outpatient clinic with like-minded clinicians, all of whom practice from a weight-inclusive lens. I came to the Health at Every Size framework during my education and have approached patient care from this lens first as a student clinician and then when entering practice. I continue to expand my knowledge of fat positive care and care that is welcoming to all patients through continuing education, reading literature, and community groups. I grew up in the Seattle area and love the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. When not in clinic, I am often reading, playing board games, cooking, or enjoying the local parks or hiking spots.

Accessibility Considerations

My office is accessible from the free parking lot without the use of stairs. The door does not have a push-plate or automatic open feature. The waiting room and exam rooms have size-accessible seating without armrests. The lobby has weight-inclusive and fat positive reading material. Front office staff and the other providers at my practice operate from a weight-inclusive, fat positive framework. I have a gender-neutral, single stall, wheelchair-accessible bathroom with a grab bar. We ask patients to minimize the use of scented products when visiting the office and use noise machines in the hallway to minimize outside noise. My office has the option for low-level or natural lighting. I have cloth gowns and drapes appropriate for bodies of all sizes as well as blood pressure cuffs and medical equipment appropriate for patients of all sizes. If patient weight is taken, we can do so as a blinded weight and do not include it in your after-visit summary unless requested. For those using mobility equipment like a mobility scooter or power chair, we ask that you inform the front desk when scheduling to ensure we utilize one of our larger treatment rooms for your visit. My electronic charting system allows patients to self-select gender and we ask for patient pronouns on paperwork. For insurance and documentation purposes we also collect legal sex.

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