Be who you are, so we can treat who you are.
Your body belongs to you. How you identify, the type of clothes you wear and what you prefer to be called – is totally up to you. In fact, being who you are, your true self, helps us better serve you and your individual health care needs. At Aurora, we strive to be culturally competent and treat all patients with respect, compassion and comprehensive care. We believe Diversity and Inclusion leads to better patient outcomes as everyone deserves to live his or her or their healthiest life possible.
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for the LGBTQ community. By listening and working closely with this community, we’ve come to better understand the disparities and health care needs of our LGBTQ patients. With this knowledge we will continuously focus on providing quality care, not just at some of our locations, but across the system – so all LGBTQ members of our community can access care when and where it’s convenient.
We believe our differences should be celebrated, and individuality should be embraced. As an ally to the LGBTQ community, our intention is to create a safe and comfortable environment for all patients and their families – offering best-in-class care. So, no matter who you are or whom you love – being true to yourself is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Here’s how we strive for best-in-class care.
At Aurora, we are moving medicine forward – providing you with the best care options for your unique needs. Some of our care resources include:
Our clinicians provide comprehensive, compassionate care. In fact, a number of them are members of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and have received specific training on the health care needs of the LGBTQ community.
Jacqueline M. Akert, NP, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Michael S. Aleksandrowicz, MD, Primary Care
Jessica A. Behrens, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology
John A. Cafaro, MD, Primary Care
Marie M. Forgie, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ryan P. Larkey, LCSW, Behavioral/Mental Health Provider
Iram Nadeem, MD, Infectious Disease
Sara J. Nolan, MD, Primary Care
Jessica L. O'Brien, MD, Primary Care
Michael L. Otte, MD, Primary Care
Aida Shanti, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Estil Young Strawn, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology
Sara H. Swift, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Batul K. Valika, MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Frank M. Wittmaack, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology