Provider List

Health-Care Resource List

This list was compiled and verified by Louisiana Trans Advocates in conjunction with Gina Sequeira, a Tulane medical student. All of the listed providers have been contacted to confirm that they are comfortable working with trans people and that they are comfortable being listed here. If you have a negative experience with any provider on this list, please let us know immediately, so we can adjust the list accordingly. Also, if you know of a provider who would like to be added to this list or find that the information provided is no longer accurate, please contact us.


• The Family Tree (Lafayette): (337) 981-2180
• Baton Rouge Counseling: (225) 293-2913
• Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center: (225) 924-3900
• National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
• The Trevor Lifeline (crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and questioning youth): 1-866-488-7386
• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564


Brandy A Panunti, MD
Oschner Medical Center
1513 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
(504) 842-4023
Very experienced working with trans patients.

Michelle Simoneaux MD
Internal Medicine
Ruth Fertel Community Health Center
711 N. Broad St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 988-3000
Comfortable prescribing hormones. Experienced treating trans patients age 18 and older. Can be seen at low to no cost.

Jamie Buth, MD
General Care
Veterans Medical Association New Orleans
1601 Perdido St 10th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 412-3700

Dr. Oreck
Dr. Snyder
Dr. Van Gerwen

Internal Medicine/General Care
Ruth Fertel Community Health Center
711 N. Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 609-3500

Robin Ivester, MD 
Internal Medicine/General Care
1401 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
(504) 842-4747

Katherine Paxton, CNM 
Certified Nurse Midwife
Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-9311
Paps, STI screening, basic healthcare and birth services.

Carole Pindaro, FNP 
Family Nurse Practitioner
Crescent Care Specialty Center
2601 Tulane Ave, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-2601
HIV care, case management, behavioral health, psychiatry, medication assistance, etc.
Care regardless of ability to pay, insurance enrollment, sliding fee scale.

Bruce Hinton, PA
Physician Assistant
Isolde Butler, MD
Specializes in Female to Male Transition Care, Primary Care, Infectious Disease/HIV Specialist
Ron Wilcox, MD
Pediatrics, Primary Care, Infectious Disease/HIV Specialist

Crescent Care Health and Wellness
3308 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 207-2773
Community health clinic, primary care, hormone therapy, case management, behavioral health, PrEP, Dental Services.
Care regardless of ability to pay, insurance enrollment, sliding fee scale.

 Terry Cummings, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Tulane Multispecialty Clinic
200 Broadway Ave
Suite 230 Uptown Square
New Orleans, LA
(504) 988-9000
Comfortable working with trans patients of all ages.

James A. H. Farrow, MD, FSAHM
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
6823 St. Charles Ave Bldg 92
New Orleans, LA
(504) 865-5752
Comfortable prescribing hormones. Please note that this provider can only see Tulane students as he works at the student health center.

Jennifer Garrett, MD
Family Medicine
1315 Antonine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-4015
General Care and Hormone Therapy

Sue Abdalian, MD
Adolescent Medicine/Pediatrics
Tulane General Pediatric Clinic
4740 South I-10 Service Road, Suite 300
Metarie, LA 70001
(504) 988-6253

Melissa T. Nass, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine Section

Ryan H. Pasternak, MD, MPH (Wednesday Afternoon)
Pediatrics/Primary Care
Family Care Services Center
4640 S. Carrollton, Suite 120
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 378-0427
Specializes in women, children and adolescent transition care, behavioral health and primary care.
Care regardless of ability to pay, insurance enrollment, sliding fee scale.

Ryan H. Pasternak, MD, MPH (Monday Afternoon)
Pediatrics/Primary Care
Kids First Tiger Care Adolescent Health Clinic
1661 Canal St. Suite 1200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Appointment: (504) 299-9980

Ryan H. Pasternak, MD, MPH
Pediatrics/Primary Care
Children’s Hospital Adolescent Health Clinic
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Appointment: (504) 896-2888
Office: (504) 896-2838

Thomas Alchediak, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Section of General Pediatrics
New Orleans, LA
(504) 988-8000


Yuri Simani, MD
1111 Medical Center Blvd Suite 250S
West Jefferson Medical Center
Marrero, LA
(504) 349-6207
Comfortable providing OBGYN related services to trans patients.

 Dr. Lisa Colon
4770 S. I-10 Service Rd. Suite 104
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
T: (504) 889-7652     F: (504) 889-7632

Leise Knoepp, MD, MPH
Ochsner Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA  70121
Phone: (504) 842-4155
Nurse: (504) 842-5760
Comfortable assisting patients with follow-up after gender reassignment surgery and assessing any post-surgical complications.

Infectious Disease/HIV
MarkAlain Dery, DO, MPH  
Infectious Diseases and HIV Specialist
Covenant House 611 N. Rampart St
New Orleans, LA
(504) 214-1772
Se hablo espanol. Open Thursday 3 – 7pm and Friday noon to 4pm. Patients will be seen regardless of insurance status.

Carole Pindaro, NP
NO/AIDS Task Force
2601 Tulane Ave, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA
(504) 821-2601
Experienced treating HIV positive trans patients. Comfortable prescribing hormones. At this time only able to provide services for individuals receiving services at NOAIDS.

Infectious Disease/HIV (ctd)
Ronald D. Wilcox, MD, FAAP 
Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Specialist in HIV and Hepatitis C Care
Children’s Hospital
200 Henry Clay Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 896-9820
Provides services for youth and young adults up to 25 years of age with HIV or hepatitis C.

Nicholas Van Sickels, MD
Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Experienced treating HIV positive trans patients older than 18. Comfortable prescribing hormones.
Two Clinic Sites:
Tulane CD4 Clinic
2351 Vandenburg Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 483-7305
Can be seen at low to no cost.

Tulane LaSalle Clinic
275 LaSalle St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 988-5030
Can see insured patients (including Medicare and Medicaid).

Cindy Richards.  (Nurse Practitioner)
She has one office in Lafayette at 1004 Surrey St. The number to that office is 337 456 6768.
……in New Iberia is at 806 Jefferson Terrace Blvd. The number is 337 365 4394

Cindy Richards APRN, NP
La Louisiane Mental Health, LLC
(337) 889-3732 office
(337) 889-3734 fax

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
David A. Jansen, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jansen Plastic Surgery
3900 Veterans Blvd., Suite 200
Metairie, LA  70002
(504) 475-1200
Facial Transformation, Body Gender Specific Surgery, Genital Reassignment Surgery

Ear, Nose & Throat
 P. Elise Scallan,
M.D. 8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Suite 2121
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Otolaryngology (ENT, Ear Nose and Throat)

Urgent care
Bryan Barrett MD
Central Stat care
11055 shoe creek dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
225 261 4493

Stat care clinic
3907 s sherwood Forest blvd
Baton rouge la 70816

Carlo Cuneo, LCSW
3080 Teddy Drive, Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA. 70809
(225) 923-8255
Offers distance counseling via video calls.

Joan Ellen Young, LPC, NCC
3123 Maurepas St.
New Orleans, La.  70119
(504) 810-1450
Comfortable working with patients of all ages. Can see patients on a sliding scale.

Lynn Friedman, PhD, LPC, NCC
4721 Loveland Street
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 914-6569
Comfortable working with patients of all ages.

Liz Simon, LCSW
New Orleans, LA
(504) 486-8881
Can see patients on a sliding scale, typical cost is $85-100 per session.

Bess Hart, LCSW
4011 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 252-0425
Comfortable seeing trans people of all ages. Experience with genderqueer or transmasculine young adults.

Serena Chaudhry, LMSW, MPH, RYT
Psychotherapy, Yoga Therapy
4011 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA
(504) 233-3137

Terry Mayers, MEd, BCSW
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-5973
Can see patients on a sliding scale, accepts Medicare and Medicaid and most insurance plans.

Jennifer Engel, M.ED, LPC
Licensed Counselor and Psychotherapist
Private Practice
5002 Prytania, NOLA 70115
(504) 813-9130
Comfortable working with trans clients who are 18 and older. 

Cindy Richards APRN, NP
Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.APRN, NP
first list La Louisiane Mental Health 337-889-3732 which is in Lafayette. Try there first as the 2 other clinics will put a new patient on the wait list of 3 mos or more. If anyone needs medication management for mental health disorders, I have extensive experience in this. My profile can be found on Psychology Today Website.
Cindy Richards APRN, NP
La Louisiane Mental Health, LLC
(337) 889-3732 office
(337) 889-3734 fax


Pamela Albers, LCSW, BACS
Two Clinic Sites:
Program Director Sexual Assault Services
Crescent House- 1000 Howard Ave. 9th floor
New Orleans, LA 70113
Office – (504) 310-6925
24/7 Crisis Line – (504) 866-9554

Individual and group counseling for victims/survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Hours: M-F 9-5. Call ahead and make an appt. All services are free.

Private Practice (Saturday 9-3)
1013 Whitney Ave
Gretna, LA  70053
(504) 756-5684
Experienced working with victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, depression, grief, relationship and LGBT related issues. Takes some insurance plans.

Mimi Jalenak, LCSW, BAS
6221 S Claiborne # 200
New Orleans, LA
(504) 729-8957
Operates on a fee for service basis at $80/hr or $60/45 min.

Roy A. Salgado, Jr. Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC
700 Papworth Ave. Suite 202
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 491-1034

Bobby Kizer, PhD
Counseling Psychologist
6851 Memphis St.
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 390-5782
Experienced working with transgender and gender-queer adolescents and adults.  Happy to provide evaluations, therapy, and referral letters when appropriate.

Billy Ledford 
LCSW in private practice in Monroe
602 Glenmar Ave.
Monroe, LA 71201

Dr. Donald G. Hoppe & Associates
7424 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
(225) 765-7597

Capi A. Landreneau, MSW, LCSW 
Psychotherapy for all ages
Individual, Couples & Group
4111 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Suite 2-A
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 292-2237

Jada Hector,
LPC Jadanhector@gmail.
com 504-264-2739 My office is at 740 Dante St at the riverbend in New Orleans.


Dixie Tuller – 
Electrolysis – Bare Evolution –
14188 University Ave – Hammond La –

Darla Thompson
8312 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA. 70809
(225) 752-1089

Torrie Jakes 
Jakes Aesthetics
4747 Earhart Blvd.
New Orleans, La.  70125
(504) 345-3045

Laser Hair Removal
Torrie Jakes
Jakes Aesthetics
4747 Earhart Blvd.
New Orleans, La.  70125
(504) 345-3045

 Laura Schouest
Face & Body Institute
3900 Veterans Blvd, Suite 200
Metairie, LA  70002
(504) 455-1000

Anamaria Bertot, L.C.P.E.
Owner -Practitioner
(504) 482-7000
3519 Baudin St.
New Orleans, La.  70119

Personal Care:

Yevette’s “JUST TEASIN Salon
1013 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, La. 70043
504-309-9700Elaine’s hair Solon
17873 old Jefferson hwy
Prarieville la





Organization dedicated to building the power of youth and young adults, ages 13-24.  Weekly membership meetings impacted by the juvenile or criminal justice system, Trainings, leadership development, and drop-in hours for referrals or resources, including access to clean needles/ syringes for hormone injections for transgender people.
1001 S. Broad St. Suite #217
New Orleans, LA 70125
(Inside ArtEgg Studios, dial BreakOUT! on the call box. Open limited hours M, W, and F.)
(504) 522-5435 or (504) 473-2651