Dr. Kathy Oriel, MD, MS

Throughout her career, Kathy Oriel has been an advocate for LGBTQ+ people and those who struggle with substances. Dr. Oriel is a family physician who provides primary care to people of all ages, newborn through end of life. She is also board-certified in addiction medicine and provides supportive non-judgmental care for those who struggle with substance use and abuse.

Dr. Oriel began providing hormonal therapy for gender transition while still in medical training and recognized the therapeutic value of being an out lesbian when that was considered professionally risky. She provides hormonal therapy for gender transition, family planning, and PreP (pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV), and as an addiction medicine physician, she provides medically assisted therapy (MAT) for people with substance use disorders including SuboxoneTM and VivitrolTM.

Dr. Oriel received her MD from the University of Missouri–Columbia and completed family medicine residency training at St Paul Ramsey Medical Center in St Paul, Minnesota. She was a teacher and leader at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as well as a physician at Northeast Family Medicine from 1995-2017, and she received grant funding for over $1 million to better understand health disparities in LGBTQ people.

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Dr. Lisa Brinn, MD

 Dr Brinn brings to Out Health twenty years of experience providing sensitive, patient-centered healthcare to people of diverse backgrounds. She began her career with a medical degree from Michigan State University and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin. It was during her time as a resident physician at Northeast Clinic–under the mentorship of Dr. Kathy Oriel and others–that Dr. Brinn gained greater awareness of the health challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community. She has since practiced as a family doctor at the Prairie Clinic in Sauk City, Wisconsin and as an urgent care provider in the Madison area. Dr. Brinn is delighted to return to her primary care roots in the collaborative, patient-focused environment of Out Health. She looks forward to serving folks seeking gender-affirming care and offers medically assisted therapy for people struggling with substances. She balances her work life by reading, gardening, and hiking. She lives with her spouse, Andy, and their dog, Yogi. 

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Melisa Arndt

Melisa began her healthcare career as an EMT before becoming an LPN at Northeast Family Medicine in 2013. She joined Dr. Oriel in private practice at Oriel Medicine in 2017. Melisa’s kindness and warmth, her memory for each person she cares for as well as her outstanding clinical skills are a major reason OUT HEALTH exists today. Melisa demonstrates each and every day the therapeutic power of a strong ally. Nurse Melisa’s LGBTQ advocacy extended beyond her professional engagement when she chartered the Wisconsin chapter of the national non-profit Free Mom Hugs in 2019.

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Katy Beam

Katy Beam is a Certified Medical Assistant who is thrilled to join Out Health. She has been an enthusiastic advocate for LGBTQ+ people for years, and comes to the organization with ten years of family medicine experience. Katy is originally from Madison and lives with her partner Justin and their child Max. Katy will be helping with patient care and already patients feel comfortable with her and that she’s “an amazing fit!”

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Milan Stolpman

Milan Stolpman is a senior microbiology student at UW Madison. Milan hopes to attend medical school, and is particularly interested in LGBTQ+ health and HIV prevention. Originally from Minnesota, he’s a leader in campus groups advocating for under-represented people becoming physicians and there health care professionals.

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Delaney Dvorak

Delaney is our new intern at Out Health. They are a senior at UW Madison studying Gender and Women’s Studies and hope to attend graduate school in Counseling Psychology to become a therapist, focusing on gender affirming therapy and LGBTQ+ identity exploration. They are collaborating with Out Health to lead a workshop series aimed at guiding people in exploring their gender using art.

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