Primary Care, Women's Health, Chronic Disease Management
Area of Special Interest:
Gender-affirming hormone care and sexual and reproductive health care of LGBTQIAA* and other sexual and gender minority populations.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Education and Training:
Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A., 1996
Graduate/professional: University of Toledo College of Medicine, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences/Physician assistant studies
Member of: GLMA, WPATH, LBGT Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of HIV Medicine
Recognition and Awards:
2017 Lansing CityPulse LGBTQ Inclusion Award
Compassionate and welcoming family medicine primary care provider with expertise in general and gender-affirming primary as well as sexual and reproductive health care, specializing in care of LGBTQIAA* and gender and sexually diverse individuals. My approach is trauma informed and sex-positive and based in harm reduction. I have been prescribing gender-affirming hormone therapy using an informed consent model for more than 5 years, and have been honored to take care of patients who have sought me out from as far away as Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Midland, and Mt. Pleasant. I also offer PrEP, (once daily pill for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) to significantly reduce the chance of acquiring HIV, as well as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), to reduce risk of developing HIV if taken within 72 hours of a risky exposure.
Packard Health is a BCBS PCMH Patient-Centered Medical Home recognized practice; a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b; a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n); an HRSA-Compliant Health Center Program; and a Federal Tort Claim Act deemed Health Center.
Notice of malpractice liability protection: Packard Health receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.