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Our commitment to LGBTQ+ health care

The University of Toledo Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best health care possible for the individuals and diverse community we serve.

“We want all of our patients at UTMC to be in an environment that is welcoming and supports the overall healing and recovery process,” Dan Barbee, chief executive officer of UTMC, said. “To achieve this, we believe that patients and their families and loved ones need to be in a nonjudgmental setting that promotes acceptance and allows a person to feel safe and protected to be their true self.”

A leader in health care equality

The University of Toledo Medical Center’s commitment to the equal treatment of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning patients has been consistently recognized since 2011 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation with its “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation.

The Health Equality Index is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, which is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQA+ equality. In addition to being a valuable tool and resource for health-care facilities, the Health Equality Index is used by LGBTQ patients and their loved ones to find facilities that provide equitable and inclusive care.

UTMC is the only medical facility in northwest Ohio to earn this distinction and one of only 24 in the state of Ohio.

Clinical dedication

A number of providers across UTMC are committed to and understand the specialized needs of LGBTQ health care. At UTMC, our LGBTQ patients have access to specialists whose expertise in care include:

  • Family Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Urology
  • Clinical Counselors
 Dr. Gotfried  Michelle Boose  Sleiman Smaili

Dr. Robert Gotfried, DO, FAAFP 

Family Medicine

Make an appointment: 419.383.5555

Dr. Michelle Boose, MD         

Family Medicine

Make an appointment: 419.383.5555

Dr. Sleiman Smaili, MD            

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Make an appointment: 419.383.3787

 Joan Duggan  Puneet Sindhwani  Sandra McCluskey

Dr. Joan Duggan, MD, FACP, AAHIVS 

Infectious Diseases

Make an appointment: 419.383.3730

Dr. Puneet Sindhwani, MD 

Urology

Make an appointment: 419.383.3578

Sandra McCluskey, MA, LPCC-S, NCC 

Clinical Therapist

Make an appointment: 419.383.5695

Contact us

To connect with a health care provider, visit http://utmc.utoledo.edu/findaphysician.

Our LGBTQ+ patient advocates can also be of assistance when locating an LGBTQ+ provider. For assistance or questions regarding UTMC’s commitment to LGBTQ health care please email LGBTQPatientAdvocate@UToledo.edu or call 419.383.3395.

HEI 2018

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Last Updated: 10/17/18