The best care for our transgender patients


The physicians at Ohio State's Transgender Primary Care Clinic offer a variety of services to our patients who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming (no matter which words our patients choose to describe themselves). We offer both transition-related care and primary care in a welcoming, supportive and affirming environment. We strive to be a national leader in high quality primary care for transgender patients.

For those early in transition, we believe the transition process is a wonderful opportunity to transform overall health. As clinical faculty at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, we also believe it is vitally important to teach the next generation of medical professionals how to create affirming/empowering relationships with their patients and to provide high quality care to the transgender community in any setting where they choose to practice in the future.
 
We offer the following services:
  • Primary care, including assistance with meeting your goals to achieve a healthy lifestyle
  • STI testing
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), for individuals at high risk for contracting HIV
  • Vaccination
  • Hormone replacement therapy using an informed consent model
  • Referrals for gender affirming surgery
  • Care for depression, anxiety and other conditions affecting your emotional health
  • Cancer screenings including pap smears, referrals for mammograms, colonoscopy and other recommended tests
Things to know when scheduling:
  • We practice a team-based model with attending physicians, fellows, residents, students, RNs and medical assistants. It may not always be possible to know ahead of time which team members you will see you on a particular day, but patients typically get to know many of us
  • We accept referrals (including self-referrals) for patients ages 18 and up
  • We ask that ALL our patients stop smoking prior to starting hormones. We have tools and resources to help you be successful

The Transgender Primary Care Clinic operates every Wednesday at:

Carepoint East Family Practice
543 Taylor Avenue, second floor
Columbus, OH 43205

Our Faculty

Our leaders

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Maria Barnett, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

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Kristin Conners, MD

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

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Melissa Davis, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

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Andrew Keaster, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

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James E. Questel, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

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