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Medical & Mental Health Providers

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LGBT Friendly Medical and Mental Health Providers

We are starting to compile a list of LGBT friendly medical providers. If you see someone that is LGBT friendly and they are not on the list, please email us – jcool@phoenixcenterspringfield.org.

SIU Gender Equity Clinic

This clinic, located in the SIU Family Practice building at 520 N. 4th St, Springfield, IL, is a “one stop shop”. As a person who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or other identities on the spectrum, you can see a primary care doctor, mental health professional, or medical specialist. Transgender specific services, including hormone affirming therapy, are available. All providers are open and welcoming and want to work to reduce the medical disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. For an appointment, call 217-545-8000 and ask for the Gender Equity Clinic.

Simmons Cancer Institute 

315 W. Carpenter Street, Springfield IL / 217-545-8000
  • Blood Disorders / Hematology & Oncology
    • Aziz Khan, MD, Executive Director
    • Edem Agamah, MD, MS
    • Meghna Desai, MD
    • Robert Mocharnuk, MD
    • Swati Pathak, MD
    • Krishna Rao, MD, PhD
    • Sherjeel Sana, MD
    • Dodie Gazda, APN-BC
  • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Laurent Brard, MD, PhD
    • Assaad Semaan, MD
  • Melanoma
    • Michael Neumeister, MD
    • Lucinda Buesher, MD
    • Aziz Khan, MD
    • Morgan Wilson, MD
  • Surgeons / Surgical Oncology
    • Roger Kim, MD
    • Sabha Ganai, MD PhD
  • Cardiothoracic
    • Stephen Hazelrigg, MD
    • Traves Crabtree, MD
    • Michael Thomas, MD
  • Surgeons / Surgical Oncology Colorectal
    • Jan Rakinic, MD
    • Prasad Poola, MD
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Sabha Ganal, MD, PhD
  • Head & Neck
    • Pardis Javadi, MD
    • Arun Sharma, MD
  • Urology
    • Kevin McVary, MD
  • Genetic Counseling / Telehealth
    • Julie Fleisher, MD
    • Dan Groepper, MS
  • Psychology Oncology
    • Patrica Fank, PsyD

Area Medical Providers

  • Dr. Benjamin Montgomery – Memorial Physicians Services, Jacksonville IL
  • Kaylie Caswell, MSN, WHNP-BC, CSC, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Sexuality Counselor – SIU Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology – 217-545-8000
  • Dr. Namita Vanayek – Springfield Clinic, Oncology – 217-528-7541

Area Mental Health Providers

  • Vicky Vandeveer   217-726-7273
  • Sonja Glad   217-720-5981
  • Alyssa Patton   217-502-2599
  • Kylie Caswekk, MSN, WHNP-BC, CSC, Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Sexuality Counselor – SIU Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology – 217-545-8000