Our Transgender Health Team

Our transgender health team comes from a variety of departments to provide for health and wellness in all aspects of your life. Select a department to learn more about the services we offer:

  • Dermatology
    Alison Tisack MD
    Alison Tisack, M.D.
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    Services include:
    • Laser hair removal
    • Treatment of hair loss
    • Facial contouring (botox and soft tissue filler)
    • CoolSculpting (non-invasive treatment for areas of unwanted fat)
    • Kybella (treatment of double chin)
    • Hormonal acne treatment
    • Latisse

    Make an appointment

    You can contact Dr. Tisack at (313) 916-2151. If Dr. Tisack is not available, ask to see a dermatologist who does cosmetics.

  • Gender affirming hormone therapy
    Kimberly Jaye Jones
    J. Kimberly Jones

    Certified Nurse Practitioner

    Jessica Shill MD
    Jessica Shill, M.D.

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    Our clinic in the New Center One building offers several hormone therapy options for patients ages 15 and older. Jessica Shill, M.D., and J. Kimberly Jones, Certified Nurse Practitioner, will listen and respect you. Services include:

    • Cross-sex hormones and androgen blockers/inhibitors
    • Nurse teaching for self-administration of injections or nurse administration of injections
    • Passport and state letters in support of legal gender change
    • Connection to therapists and other affirming providers

    Make an appointment

    Contact our scheduler at (313) 916-9517 to make an appointment. Please provide your preferred name and gender, and indicate you are interested in transgender/gender non-conforming care. Dr. Shill trains fellows (doctors training to be endocrinologists) in transgender/gender non-conforming care, so you may be asked to see a fellow Dr. Shill is supervising.

    Our primary care team also provides gender affirming hormone therapy; see the tab below for more information.

  • Primary care
    Rachel Lee MD
    Rachel Lee, M.D.

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    Maureen Connolly MD
    Maureen Connolly, M.D.

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    Jennifer Miller Allgeier
    Jennifer Miller-Allgeier
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    For adults

    Rachel Lee, M.D., provides services for patients 18 and older, including:

    • Transgender-affirming preventative health screening and primary care
    • Gender affirming hormones
    • Urgent care needs

    Make an appointment

    Contact Melissa Little at (313) 656-1603 and let her know you are scheduling an appointment related to transgender health.

    For children and young adults

    Maureen Connolly, M.D., and Jennifer Miller-Allgeier, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, provide services for children and young adults (ages 4 - 22), including:

    • Primary care
    • Puberty blockers
    • Gender affirming hormones
    • Letters for passport or ID changes
    • PrEP for HIV prevention
    • Referrals for other transgender-specific medical, surgical, and mental health services

    Make an appointment

    Call (313) 309-1475 to schedule an appointment. If you have questions or concerns, you can also e-mail Dr. Mo Connolly at mconnol1@hfhs.org or Nurse Practitioner Jenn Miller-Allgeier at jmille10@hfhs.org.

  • HIV and sexual health
    Indira Brar MD
    Indira Brar, M.D.

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    Odaliz Abreu Lanfranco MD
    Odaliz Abreu Lanfranco, M.D.

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    Services for patients 15 and older include:
    • Care for HIV infected people
    • PrEP for HIV prevention
    • Management of infections related to sexual health

    Make an appointment

    Call (313) 916-2556 or (313) 916-2561 to make an appointment.
  • Obsetrics and gynecology
    Melina Dendrinos MD
    Melina Dendrinos, M.D.

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    Services include:

    • Preventative care (Pap smear, breast exams)
    • Removal of uterus (hysterectomy) and ovaries (oophorectomy)
    • Menstrual suppression and contraception, including IUDs

    Make an appointment

    Call (248) 661-6425 to schedule an appointment. Ask to speak with Nurse Laura in the West Bloomfield Women's Health Clinic.

  • Voice therapy
    Alice Silbergleit PhD
    Alice K. Silbergleit, Ph.D.

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    Alice K. Silbergleit, Ph.D., and Ramya Konnai, Ph.D., provide voice therapy for transgender individuals.

    Make an appointment

    Call (248) 661-7241 to make an appointment.

  • Fertility preservation
    Ali Dabaja MD
    Ali A. Dabaja, M.D.

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    Ali A. Dabaja, M.D., provides fertility preservation for transgender women.

    Make an appointment

    Call (313) 717-8680 to make an appointment.

  • Preparing for surgery and pain management
    Gary Loyd MD
    Gary E. Loyd, M.D.

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    Gary E. Loyd, M.D., provides surgery-related services, including:

    • Consultation for preparing for surgery (whether transgender-related or not)
    • Chronic pain referrals
    • Postoperative care

    Make an appointment

    Call (313) 916-8634 or email gloyd1@hfhs.org to make an appointment.

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