Ohio Doctors and Healthcare Professionals

Medical providers listed first, scroll down for mental health providers.


Medical Healthcare Providers


Cincinnati/Southern Ohio Area

General Physician – Primary Care

Estrelita Dixon M.D.
Hoxworth Center 2nd Floor
3130 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, Oh 45219
513 584-4503
Community Buzz:  Doesn’t always require letters from therapists, depending on patient. Books up far in advance.”nurses will ask which pronoun and name you prefer”, “seems under-qualified”, “inexperienced”, “doesn’t give me all the info about my care”, “possibly the best you’ll get around here”, “nice and respectable”
Nita Walker M.D. 
General Practice/ Internalist / Women’s Health
UC Health Primary Care
9275 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45242
Community Buzz: Recommended by community members: “kind and attentive” “great staff who were understanding and respected my privacy” “She is very friendly and was great addressing my health concerns” “can seem intense and pushy”
Dain Wahl, DO
University Physicians 4460 Red Bank Express Way, Suite 100
513 271 5111

When you call, mention you are a trans patient. Otherwise the nurse may tell you that he is not accepting new patients. 

Community Buzz: Recommended by community members. No letter required. “He offered hormones without requiring a letter from a counselor” “I left the office smiling” “a genuinely cool and nice guy!” “He is less professional than other doctors I have seen, which some people like but it is good to be prepared for him to act familiar and like a wise-ass.”  **Has been described by some as flirtatious in his familiar addresses to clients, but not by others.**

Jeremy Bruce, MD General Practice/Internal Medicine

2123 Auburn Ave, Ste 440, Cincinnati, OH 45219

Phone: (513) 585-2393

Community Buzz: *Not recommended* “really nice office staff who were very accepting of me” Bruce works with Dr. Collins on endocrinology to prescribe hormones. Multiple community members have expressed negative experiences with Dr. Bruce, feeling limited in their expression of identity and reporting transphobic attitudes including needing to “choose a gender.” Bruce has also been reported to recommend medications that are no needed, or to pressure people into therapy.


H. Joseph Kiesler, Jr., MD

University Family Physicians Forest Park

1295 Kemper Meadow Drive, Cincinnati OH 45240

Phone:(513) 648-9077


Arnold E. Drummond MD

West Chester Medical Group

7665 Monarch Court #101, West Chester, OH 45069

(513) 777-8300


Dr. Katheryn Jadeed

Group Health Associates

379 Dixmyth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220



Paula Lafranconi – Internal medicine

Group Health Associates

55 Progress Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45246 – Tri County



Dr Stan Scheidler

543 Park Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013


Community Buzz: Good general doctor – does not require letters for T – does not have many trans patients so may still be learning.



Macia Bowling, M.D. 

199 William Howard Taft Rd – Also works at the free/sliding scale clinic at Christ Hospital (call and ask to be transferred)

Cincinnati, OH 45219


Community Buzz: “Dr. Bowling and her staff are great. They get my pronoun right, see me as myself, and are always friendly and attentive.” “Dr Bowling and her office really came through for me when I needed them.”


Lori Philip, M.D.

Northeast Center for Women’s Health

11135 Montgomery Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45249


Community Buzz: “I’ve been going to Dr Philip for years and she is so affirming and warm, a very intelligent, warm physician!” “Dr & her staff are unbelievable– secretary asked my prefered gender to make sure it was listed in my chart correctly. Dr is also non-binary friendly– she completely avoided any gendered pronouns without my having to ask. Very understanding, supportive, non-judgemental.”


Tara D. Knipper M.D. 

Group Health Associates

2915 Clifton Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45220

Phone: (513) 872-2063


Scott Firestein M.D. 

Group Health Associates

379 Dixmyth Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45220 (Also in Anderson and  Western Hills)

Phone: (513) 246-7000

Community Buzz: “Does Davinci robotic lap hysto” “I highly recomend.. he got my insurance to cover by coding as I requested. Great doc, excellent experience all around.”


Dr. Amy Brenner, MD 

7593 Tyler’s Place Blvd., Suite 104

West Chester, OH 45069

Phone: 513-777-0787

Community Buzz: “Provides hysterectomy surgeries. She’ll require a psych note for a hysto. She was very respectful, although her office is very “woman-oriented.” Both she and her staff treated me appropriately, and professionally.



Dain Wahl, DO

2123 Auburn Ave Ste. 520

Cincinnati, OH 45219



Francis Collins M.D.

463 Ohio Pike # 300

Cincinnati, OH 45255-3722

(513) 528-5600

Community Buzz: “old school opinions about trans, but a decent doctor”, “HUGE waiting list!”, “sometimes lets you in without tons of letters, if you’ve been on hormones for a while already.”


Sarah Corathers

UC Health Endocrinology, University of Cincinnati Hospital

(513) 475-7400

Community Buzz: “Dr. Corathers is taking new patients and she serves the transgender community.”



Kim Blatt

5702 Cheviot Rd.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45247


Community Buzz: “very supportive of trans and a really good person” “active in the community, which is cool!”


Pranav Sheth

Group Health Associates

2915 Clifton Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45220



Anne Housholder, MD, MPH

UC Health Physicians Office

222 Peidmont Ave, Suite 5300

Cincinnati, 45219




  • Quest Diagnostics – Locations all over Tri-State, will draw and process any routine bloodwork
  • LabCorp – Locations all over Tri-State, will draw and process any routine bloodwork


Holistic Health

Suzanne Horton, LMT – Innervation Medical Massage – Recommended provider. Offers craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Sacroilial Assessment and Release, Muscle Energy Technique and other techniques

4030 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road

Suite #312

Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

(513) 348-5924


Community Buzz: “very accepting and friendly to trans* people, helped me feel comfortable fast”


Maureen Crotty Boylan, DC – Hands of Light Chiropractic – Recommended provider. Gentle manipulations and adjustments, trigger point therapy, Graston Technique and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Springforest Qigong Energy Healing and Reconnective Healing among other techniques

5202 Beechmont Avenue

Cinncinnati, Ohio 45230
(513) 231-2892

Community Buzz: “still learning but very accepting, recognizes that gender is a spectrum”


Future Life Now – Neuro-linguistic programming, Feldenkrais method, acupuncture, massage, Ayurveda and a full range of movement and wellness classes 4138 Hamilton Ave., Suite B

Cincinnati, OH 45223




Oliver Markowitz L.M.T. – Recommended provider, offers trans-body and transitional focused work (massage therapy)

7809 Laurel Ave suite #3,

Madeira, OH 45243




 Physical Therapy

Opal Riddle Recommended provider 

2727 Madison Rd, #301,

Cincinnati, OH 45209



970 Lila Ave

Milford, OH 45150




Dr. Greg Sherman Recommended provider

Kenwood Complete Dentistry

5050 East Galbraith Road, Suite C,

Cincinnati, OH 45236

Phone: 513-531-5050

Website: http://www.kenwoodcomplete.com

Community Buzz: “I’ve been seeing Sherman since I was a kid and when I transitioned he was very supportive! The staff is respectful and kind.”



Aaron Flemming

College Hill Yoga


Charlene Lamb RN, LMT, RYT

Therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and yoga instruction… Specialized in working with trauma and PTSD including trauma-sensitive yoga to help  individuals reclaim their sense of selves and feel more at ease in their bodies.




Cincinnati Queer Yoga

Trisha Durham

33 love street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Contact through Facebook


Dayton Area


Robert Brandt, MD – Offers hormones

Wright State Physicians

1141 N. Monroe Dr. Suite 1

Xenia, OH 45435


Community Buzz: “Dr. Bob” is recommended by trans community members in Dayton


Dr. Barry McCorkle – Offers hormones

Belmont Physicians

2451 Wayne Ave

Dayton, OH 45420

937- 208-8885

Community Buzz: “Dr. McCorkle has a basic understanding of the requirement for a TS patient. He is accepting new patients”


Anne Proulx, D.O. – Offers Hormones

Ollie Davis Medical Arts and Education Center

(Affiliated with Wright State University Medical School)

68 Darst Rd.

Dayton, OH 45440


May be taking new patients.


Athens/ Eastern Ohio


Dr. Katherine Kropf, D.O. – Offers Hormones


230 Parks Hall Suite 2ND

Athens, OH 45701




Columbus/ Central Ohio


General Physician – Primary Care

Dr. Shelly Blackburn

4626 Sawmill Rd

Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: (614) 538-9339

Community BuzzOffers hormones with informed consent. “She and her staff are excellent at making me feel comfortable and seem dedicated to actually caring for and about their trans patients.”


Dr. Mary Jane Elam

OSU Student Health Services

308B Wilce Student Health Center 1875 Millikin Road

Columbus, OH 43210Phone:

(614) 688-4108


Dr. Elio Ventresca, MD

3650 Olentangy River Road

Columbus, OH 43214

Phone: (614) 888-7900

Community Buzz: May be willing to give hormones with informed consent.


Dr. Michael Weiss

4626 Sawmill Rd

Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: (614) 538-9339


Dr. Beth Tranen, DO – Prescribes T, requires a letter

2350 Briggs Rd.

Columbus, OH 43223

Phone: (614) 274-8885

Community Buzz: generally doesn’t take new patients but if you mention you are trans* or looking for gender related care that should get you in the door.



Dr. Elena Christofides, M.D.

Endocrinology Associates

72 W 3rd Ave

Columbus OH 43201

Phone: (614) 453-9999

Fax: (614) 453-9998




Dr. Rolando Martinez 

1020 Dennison Ave

Columbus OH 43201

Phone: (614) 298-1543

Website: http://www.victorianvillagedentalcare.com/

Community Buzz: Bilingual care provided


Dr. Rolando Martinez 

1020 Dennison Ave

Columbus OH 43201

Phone: (614) 298-1543

Website: http://www.victorianvillagedentalcare.com/

Community Buzz: Bilingual care provided



Dr. Terry Grogg

Southwestern OBGYN

4461 South Broadway

Grove City, OH 43123

Phone: (614) 875-0444

Community Buzz: “Office was amazing and extremely cool. I will go back without a worry in the world. No judgement at all. Seriously.”


Cleveland/ Northeast Ohio 

Cleveland LGBT Pride Clinic

4242 Lorain Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-957-4905

Community Buzz: Uses an informed consent model for primary care for adults and children, hormonal carefor gender affirmation/assertion (both T and estrogen using an informed consent model for those over age 16), on site LGBT-sensitive mentalhealth services, HIV testing and care, and referrals for top surgery, reproductive health/family planning, some bottom surgeries, andgynecologic care of affirmed men

See one of their doctors, Dr. Henry Ng speaking about conduct for queer patients here. His blog is here.


General Physician – Primary Care

Cleveland LGBT Pride Clinic

See Above


Dr. Martin Shill


570 White Pond Drive, Suite 200

Akron, Ohio



Dr. Daniel Medalie

2500 Metrohealth Drive

Cleveland, OH 44109




Board-certified academic plastic surgeon at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Internationally recognized specialist in the field of female to male chest surgery.


Dr. James Nichols, DO

8528 E. Market Street

Warren, OH 44484

Phone: (330) 399-2500



Thomas A Murphy, MD, FACP, FACE

Metrohealth Medical Center END

2500 Metrohealth Drive Suite GG85

Cleveland, OH, 44109

Phone Number: (216) 778-5371

Board-certified specialist in internal medicine.


Dr. James Rudick

4765 Higbee Ave NW

Canton, Ohio



Dr. Daniel Weiss

8300 Tayler Blvd, suite 102

Mentor, Ohio




Cleveland LGBT Pride Clinic
See Above


Dr. Lasch

960 Clague rd.

Suite 241

Westlake Ohio, 44145



Margerie Gass, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Mail Code A10

9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44195

(216) 444-4645


Progressive Women’s Care

Progressive Women’s Care

Boardman Office: 7600 Southern Blvd., Suite 1Youngstown, OH 44512

Northside Office: 500 Gypsy LaneYoungstown, OH 44505

Phone: 330-629-8466

Fax: 330-629-9559

Community Buzz: understanding staff, flexible phyiscians


Toledo/ Northwest Ohio


John P. Geisler MD – Trans friendly, performs hysterectomies, vaginectomies

University of Toledo Medical Center

3000 Arlington Ave.

Toledo, OH 43614

Phone: (419) 383-3787 OR (800) 556-5444

Community Buzz: “cool”, “supportive”, “the doctor is cool, the staff is a little uneducated, but friendly.”


Annette R Millie MD
831 South Wynn Rd.

Oregon, OH 43616


Community Buzz: “will see patients who are already on hormones without letters.”, “Will allegedly see patients who have already been prescribed hormones from another doctor”


Mental Health


Counsellor List @ DrBecky.com – Online List of Trans-friendly counselors (by region and city)


Cincinnati/Southern Ohio Area


June Huelskamp, LISW, LCSW, MSW

Latitude Theraputic Practices LLC

7439 Montgomery Rd, Suite 4

Cincinnati, Ohio  45236



Community Buzz: “Very warm, kind, and  respectful” “Sees people, not clients.” “open minded and honest.” *Recommended by community members


Marla Kahn PhD

College Hill Professionals

1639 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45224

(513) 541-5410


Laura C Obert PhD  – Transgender/Genderqueer, Youth
800 Compton Rd, Unit 32
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Community Buzz: non-pathologizing, works well with youth

Steven D. Nichols, Ph.D. – Transgender/Genderqueer, Queers, Couples

3200 Linwood Avenue, Suite 2

Cincinnati, OH 45221

Phone: 513.321.7900

Community Buzz: “really cool, laid back” “really helpful to talk to” “Wanted me to take the MMPI before he’d give me a letter for hormones” “refused to write a letter for hormones for me until I started DBT therapy”


Cori Yaeger

6557 Rainbow Lane,

Cincinnati, Ohio 45230



Community Buzz: “I love her, I’ve been seeing her for years.” Works with adolescents and adults.


Caitlin Yilmazer, MA, LPC 

Licensed Professional Counselor

4030 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Suite 102

Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

(937) 601-4389




Jamie Willis – Queer/Trans friendly

3200 Linwood Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45226



Leslie S. Evelo, Ph.D


Pricilla Wood, Ph.D


Erin Taylor, Ph.D – Transgender/Genderqueer, Queers, Couples Requires minimum 3 months of counseling before writing letters  

800 Compton Rd

Suite 32

Cincinnati, OH 45231


Community Buzz:”nice”, “not real familiar with trans stuff, but does ok enough if you’re willing to wait months to get a letter”


Tina Kaminsky, Ph.D. – Transgender/Genderqueer, couples, families, adolescents

Hollister Center

26 E. Hollister St.

Cincinnati, OH 45219

(513) 621-5001

Community Buzz: “older, but very chill, very savvy about gender issues and open to gender variance. Not terribly (and she admits this) experienced in helping with transition related issues (hormones, etc.), but I imagine she would be open to that. Talk to her!”


Maria D. Carrubba-Whetstine, Ph.D. – Will write hormone letters with no minimum counseling time, will not issue GID diagnosis

Student Counseling Center

195 Health Services Center

Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: (513) 529-4634

Community Buzz: “highly reccommended”, “excellent on trans and queer issues, told me that she would write me a letter whenever I told her I was ready and wanted to start hormones”


David Payne, LPCC

Clearview Counseling Services (Main office in Fairfeild)

2796 Mack Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

5520 (D) Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45248


Community Buzz: “still learning, but very open minded and respectful”


Meredith Reid, Ph.D

7681 Tyler’s Place Blvd., Suite 2

West Chester, OH 45069



Michelle G. Dolnick, Ph.D. – Transgender/Genderqueer, Queers, Couples

University of Cincinnati Counseling Center

316 Dyer Hall

Cincinnati, OH 4522


Community Buzz: “very nice” “a little old school, but still savvy”


Barbara Brewer Ph.D. – Transgender, Queers. Requires 6-8mo of counseling before writing letters 
*This provider is not reccommended. 

2334 Ashland Ave.

Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio


Community Buzz: “out of date and uneducated” “told me I wasn’t trans” “controlling” “judgemental” “she sucks”, “looks at everything through a SEXuality mod and is fairly clueless about trans and gender issues”


Sue B. Davis, PsyD – Queer/trans friendly, Couples, Sex Therapy

9403 Kenwood Rd

Suite B209

Cincinnati, OH 45242



Kathleen A. Mack PsyD – Queer/trans friendly

8 Triangle Park Dr

Cincinnati, OH 45246



Martha E. McLeod, LISW

211 Woolper Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45220



Christine Kidwell, PhD

9403 Kenwood Road, Suite C-207

Cincinnati, OH 45242

513-793-7974, ext. 1

Fax: (513) 793-7975

Specializes in human sexuality and sexual identity, eating disorders, body image distortion, depression/anxiety, and relationship concerns. About half of her practice is devoted to helping teens and young adults manage increasing responsibility while developing a strong sense of self.


David Seltzer, M.D.

1080 Nimitzview Dr.

Cincinnati, Oh, 45230

Phone: (513) 891-0650


Dr. David Leonard, M.D.

Sachs Dubin Fox Rowe Mds

58 East Hollister Street

Cincinnati, OH, 45219

Phone: (513) 721-1737


Dr. Elizabeth M Cottingham – Trans/Queer friendly

200 Albert Sabin Way

Cincinnati, OH 45267



Pamela J Lockwood, MD

4240 Hunt Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45242



Marianne S McGrath, MD

7809 Laurel Ave, Ste 12

Cincinnati, OH 45243



Dayton Area

Fred Peterson, Ph.D.

Yellow Springs, OH



Community Buzz: Recommend by local community, May have affiliation with Wright State University.


Kathleen Glaus PhD

1105 Watervalet Ave

Dayton, Ohio 45420

(937) 256-0500

Community Buzz: Writes transition letters. “really relaxed and calm; she takes most insurance.”


Barbara Weber, Kathleen Bonie

1136 Wilmington Ave

Dayton, Ohio 45420

(937) 254-6700


Mark Reynolds, MD

Group Health Associates

1222 S. Patterson Blvd.

Dayton, Ohio 45402

(937) 229-9643


David M Karesh, Ph.D.

500 Lincoln Park Blvd

Kettering, OH 45429

(937) 293-5990

Community Buzz: “Seems to work best with Female-to-Male TS/TG patients. Severely discourages the use of ANY medications like anti-depressants or mood-altering medications.”


Kathleen J Burch

42 E. Rahn Rd. Suite 211

Dayton, Ohio 45429

(937) 434-7666


Holly R. Counts

28 E. Rahn Rd.

Dayton, Ohio 45429

(937) 439-0505

Community Buzz: “may not be 100% up to speed; nice lady”


C. Jesse Carlock, Ph.D.

1105 Watervliet Avenue

Dayton, OH 45420

(937) 256-0500



Athens/ Eastern Ohio

Dr. Susan Young, PhD

Ohio University

Athens, OH



Community Buzz: “She is one of the best allies/advocates/therapists I have come across in my transition. She is available for individual therapy appointments on a sliding scale. She also runs a group through the university that is open to anyone in the community.”


Columbus/ Central Ohio

Affirmations Therapy

Scott Dagenfield III CCD

691 South 5th Street

Columbus, OH 43206

(614) 443-6155


Central Ohio Gender Dysphoria Program

P.O. Box 82008

Columbus, OH 43202




Dedicated to a non-dogmatic approach, the GDPCO serves the needs of individuals who wish to transition gender roles with or without hormones, and with or without sexual reassignment surgery.
Meral Crane, M.A., L.P.C.C. – Requires a minimum of 3 months counseling before writing letters
The Gender Dysphoria Program of Central Ohio

P.O. Box 82008

Columbus, OH 43202

Phone: (614) 451-0111

Community Buzz: “has a very ‘I’m the boss’ attitude” “thinks she’s the savoir” “too old school for me”


Arianna Galligher, SSW, MSW, LISW-S

466 N. Cassady Avenue

Bexley, OH 43209

Phone: (614) 288-4225

Email: silvery_1@live.com


Routinely facilitates workshops exploring the topics of empowerment, self-care, confronting fear, choosing health and healing, and self-acceptance.


Edith Marie Green, LPC

Holistic Wellness Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 9244

Columbus, OH 43209


Provides individual counseling and mental health and wellness services.


North Central Mental Health Services

1301 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43201



Mental health hotline and service provider. Can provide individual counseling and mental health services as well as referrals about gender issues.


Ellen Seigel, LISW, ACHT, LCSW – Requires 6-8 months counseling before writing letters

6161 Busch Blvd., Suite 120

Columbus, OH 43229



Cynthia Lief Ruberg, LPCC, LLC

167 S. State Street Suite 110

Westerville OH 43081

Phone: (614) 865-1612



Dr. Connie Jenkins, M.D.

Licking Memorial Outpatient Psychiatric Services – Pataskala

One Healthy Place, Suite 105

Pataskala, Ohio 43062

Phone: (740) 348-1930 or (740) 964-3330

Fax: (740) 348-1931 or (740) 964-3331


Cleveland/ Northeast Ohio 

Jaime Bishop, M.A. – Queer/Trans Focused, Adult and Youth Counseling Services, Sliding scale. Requires 6-8mo of counseling before writing letters

LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland

6600 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44102

216-651-5428 Ext. 18



Brooke Kroto, LISW

WellBeing Unlimited, Inc.

Laughing Creek Office Building

250 Richmond Road

Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143

Phone: (216) 261-7887

Fax: (216) 261-1655


Antone F. Feo, Ph.D.

24500 Center Ridge Road, Suite 100

Westlake, OH 44145

Phone: (440) 899-1300, (216) 899-1300

Specializes in working with the transgender community. Provides individual, family, and couples therapy.


Sue Doerfer, MSW, LISW-S

Antone Feo, PhD & Assoc., Inc.

2500 Center Ridge Road, Suite 100

Westlake, OH

Phone: 440-899-1300

Community Buzz: “provides services to trans folks for transition purposes”


Denis Reitenbach, PhD PCC-S, LICDC, Licensed Psychologist

North Royalton, Ohio and Oberlin, Ohio




Toledo/ Northwest Ohio 


Skeeter Hunt, LPC

130 S. Main St.,Suite 218

Bowling Green, OH, 43402

Phone: 419-354-2464

Community Buzz: “very supportive therapist – identify under Trans umbrella. Work on a sliding scale, and take insurance. If you want to get a letter I’d suggest looking into this therapist.”


Michelle Clossick, MSW

c/o Linda Whittington-Clark, Ph.D.

2525 W. Bancroft Ave.

Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 578-2525


Dr. Thomas E. Meiring
*This provider is not reccommended. 

InnerView Behavioral Care (MBHC, Inc.)

27475 Holiday LaneSuite 2

Perrysburg, Ohio 43551

Phone: (419) 777-3121

Community Buzz: “kept calling me by the wrong name and pronoun” “not supportive at all”




Tim R. Valko MD

Valko and Associates

3130 Executive Parkway

Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 720-9000

Community Buzz: “writes letters”