I am a board-certified family physician and graduate of the Memorial Family Medicine Residency program at Memorial Hospital in South Bend Indiana. I co-founded the very first medical practice in Indiana that is openly welcoming to the LGBTQ community. I had my medical training at Indiana University School of Medicine and I am a current member of the GLMA (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) and WPATH (World Professional Association for Trans Health).
I came to medicine later in life after having had three children, taught childbirth classes, trained as a doula and then as a midwife. I ran an exclusively home birth practice for many years. While in medical school I began to understand myself more clearly and embarked on my own coming out process during which I developed an interest in LGBTQ health. Soon thereafter, I was approached by a former midwife client and asked to be the physician for a transgender child and discovered a love for taking care of gender nonconforming people. I have experience in managing hormone replacement therapy, pubertal suppression, PrEP, HIV care as well as general health issues.