Transgender Medicine

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


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 Emily Johnson, FNP

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

Cherrybell Health Center – Marketa Jansky, FNP, Dr. Claudia A. Patino

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

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

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.

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 – 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 –  Rachel Thrall, LCSW

El Pueblo Health Center – Kelli Trueba, LPC

Physical Therapy Services – For patients needing assistance with musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, conditioning, and post-op orthopedic care.

HealthOn Broadway – Nakata, Krystal M. PT, DPT, OCS, Striner, Alysson PT, DPT

Southeast Health Center – Doidge, Jacqueline, PT, Parry, Adrienne PT, DPT, Perkins-Snyder, Jonny Sue PT, OCS, Teran, Stephanie PT


Scarleteen | Sex Education For The Real World

SAAF Bread & Roses – Transitional Shelter for Homeless LBGTQ+ Youth

Bread & Roses Information Sheet

Bread and Roses – Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (

TRANS LIFELINE – Transgender Suicide Hotline 1-877-565-8860

Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Gay Arizona Tucson – General Resources

Gay Arizona Tucson – Community Resources

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