GHC LGBTQ+ Primary Care Services

GHC understands and values the importance of care in an environment that is both safe and welcoming.  We are committed to providing patient-centered primary care to our LGBTQ+ members.​

At GHC, you have the right to:

  • Individualized and family-oriented care without discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. 
  • Include your partner or child in your care, regardless of legal recognition
  • Designate your preferred name, your gender identity and pronouns within your medical record ​

On this LGBTQ+ Primary Care Services site, you will find:​

  • GHC Primary Care Providers (PCPs) who have self-identified as providing culturally sensitive care.
  • GHC Primary Care Providers who regularly provide care to LGBTQ+ members and have knowledge or special training in LGBTQ+ Primary Care.
  • Recommendations on how to speak to your PCP about your sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.
  • Information on common health and wellness topics important to the LGBTQ+​ community

We are currently working on implementing legal sex of x into all of our member facing functions. We hope to have this implemented as soon as possible as we work with our third-party vendors to add the legal sex of x to their systems. (Accurate as of 5/25/2022)

Preventative Services for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-1​

Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) is a prescription medicine that can help reduce your risk for getting HIV-1 through sex when taken every day combined with safe sex practices. PrEP is a safe and effective medication that can be use as a preventative measure for certain individuals who may engage in high-risk sexual behaviors, polyamorous, or in a relationship with someone who is living with HIV-1.​

The following primary care providers regularly prescribe PrEP and discuss treatment options:

Capitol Clinic 

George Leydon​ - Family Medicine

Stefen McVoy - Family Medicine with Obstetrics

John Perry​ - Family Medicine

David Vogt - Family Medicine

Deb Williams - Internal Medicine

East Clinic

Amy Kaleka - Family Medicine with Obstetrics

Allison Philipps - Family Medicine​

Ira Segal​ - Family Medicine

Hatchery Hill Clinic ​

Rachael Ziska​​ - Internal Medicine 

Madison College

Trenell Darby - Family Medicine 

Sauk Trails Clinic

Megan Gendel​ - Family Medicine 


Additional Resources

LGBTQ+ Clinical Specialist ​​

All GHC-SCW providers are expected to deliver welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable care. The following providers have self-identified as having a special clinical interest, experience and additional training specific to LGBTQ+ health care and gender diverse care. Behavioral Health providers denoted with a "*" work with gender diverse patients as a specialty and are able to write letters for gender affirming purposes after adequate assessment and consultation.

Capitol Clinic

Rene Buenzow - Family Medicine

Alison Craig-Shashko - Pediatrics

Kyoko Felland - Family Medicine

Kate Ledford - Family Medicine with Obstetrics

George Leydon - Family Medicine

Beth Lucht - Family Medicine

Stefen McVoy - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

Kristin Millin - Pediatrics

John Perry - Family Medicine

Ashley Przybil​la - Pediatrics

Carolyn Rank - Pediatrics

Elizabeth Schaefer - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

Holly Schmidt - Family Medicine

Clare Shinners​ - Family Medicine

Sarah Spolum - Family Medicine

Francesca Vash - Pediatrics

David Vogt - Family Medicine

Deb Williams Internal Medicine 

East Clinic​

Jennifer Brandt - Behavioral Health

Christina Dohm - Behavioral Health*

Paul Hulseberg - Behavioral Health

Amy Kaleka - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

Sheri Nagel - Behavioral Health*

Michelle O'Meara - Behavioral Health

Allison Philipps - Family Medicine

Lauren Schmick - Family Medicine

Ira Segal - Family Medicine

Andrew Lewandowski - Pediatrics

Hatchery Hill Clinic 

Amanda Case - Behavioral Health

Carol Ballweg - Family Medicine

Marina DeMenech-Sanderson - Behavioral Health

Kyle Hagen - Dermatology

Sam Mak - Behavioral Health

Kristin Millin - Pediatrics

Lavanya Rajagopalan - Family Medicine

Rachael Ziska - Internal Medicine

​Madison College Clinic 

Matt Brown - Family Medicine

Trenell Darby - Family Medicine

Holly Schmidt - Family Medicine

Regent Behavioral Health Clinic

Lisa Hunter - Behavioral Health

Athena Lickel - Behavioral Health

Penny Majors - Behavioral Health

Josh Olson - Behavioral Health

​Sauk Trails Clinic

Wendy Abel - Behavioral Health*

Thomas Bartolutti - Behavioral Health*

Brannen Clark - Behavioral Health*

Shari Eberhardt - Behavioral Health

Megan Gendel​​ - Family Medicine​​

Carlene Oakley - Behavioral Health

Ann Stein - Family Medicine


Transgender Primary Care​

The following primary care providers offer medical manage​ment specific to transgender and gender diverse care:

Capitol Clinic 

Alison Craig - Pediatrics 

Kyoko Felland - Family Medicine

Kate Ledford - Family Medicine with Obstetrics ​

George Leydon - Family Medicine

Beth Lucht​​ - Family Medicine

Stefen McVoy - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

John Perry - Family Medicine

Elizabeth Schaefer​​  - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

Clare Shinners - Family Medicine

Sarah Spolum - Family Medicine

David Vogt - Family Medicine

Francesca Vash​ - Pediatrics 

Deb Williams - Internal Medicine 

This page was last updated on 5/25/22​

East Clinic​

Amy Kaleka  - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

Brenda Nishizawa - Internal Medicine

Allison Philipps - Family Medicine

Ira Segal​ - Family Medicine

Hatchery Hill Clinic

Rachael Ziska​​ - Internal Medicine​

Sauk Trails Clinic

Megan Gendel​ - Family Medicine 

Robert Luchsinger  - Family Medicine with Obstetrics 

Ann Stein - Family Medicine

Erin Trost - Family Medicine