Transgender Medicine

El Rio provides affirming, respectful, high-quality healthcare to the Tucson Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.


See’s article on how we are uniquely excelling at providing pediatric transgender services here.

We are dedicated to provide trans-affirming, patient centered care.

Primary Care Adult Medicine – providing primary care (including preventative, chronic and acute services), gender-confirming hormone therapy and referral to specialists.

Congress Health Center – Dr. Gabi Ochoa, Dr. Jessica Hensel

El Pueblo Health Center – Dr. Melissa Brosanders, Dr. Daryll Brosanders, Dr. Joy Mockbee

Cherrybell Health Center – Dr. Beth Tranen, Holly Monka, ANP; Marketa Jansky, FNP

HealthOn Broadway Health Center – Shannon Fennie, FNP; Jennifer Eldred, FNP

Southeast Health Center – Dr. Christine Pham, Dr. Jamie Weinand

Multiple Health Centers  – Jessica Suhowatsky, NP

Primary Care Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine – providing primary care (including preventative, chronic and acute care services), gender-confirming hormone therapy, puberty blockers, discussions about gender identity and referrals to specialists.

El Pueblo Health Center – Dr. Andrew Cronyn

Northwest Health Center – Dr. Tracey Kurtzman

Sexual & Reproductive Health Services – providing care for everyone in need of sexual and reproductive health services, including routine cervical cancer screening, atypical bleeding, PCOS, pelvic pain and pre-conception/fertility counseling. (Note: we do not provide primary care or gender confirming therapy through these providers).

Birth & Women’s Health Center – Maya Adams, CNM; Sandra Macon, CNM; Shelley McGrew, CNM; Dr. Carolyn Quigley

OB/GYN Associates and Southeast Health Center – Dr. Tiffany Woods Karsten

Congress Midwives- Monica Kainz, CNM

Behavioral Health Services – Assistance with challenges managing chronic illness, barriers to making health changes, stress factors that impact physical health. We also assist with referrals to community resources.

Congress Health Center – Karyl Williams, MSW; Rachel Thrall, LCSW

El Pueblo Health Center – Kelli Trueba, LPC


Doctors/Health Info – Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Gay Arizona Tucson – General Resources

Gay Arizona Tucson – Community Resources

Fenway Health

TRANS LIFELINE – Transgender Suicide Hotline