Dr. Lisa Larkin is a board-certified internist practicing internal medicine and women’s health since 1991. She is owner and President of Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates, an independent, multispecialty practice offering Direct Primary Care, Concierge primary care and women’s health in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as Founder/CEO of Ms.Medicine, a concierge primary care practice for women. She also currently serves as Director of Women’s Corporate Health for TriHealth, and she is the Founder and Executive Director of the Cincinnati Sexual Health Consortium, a non-profit designed to improve the sexual health and wellness of individuals in the Greater Cincinnati region through improved clinician collaboration and community outreach.
She is a 1988 AOA graduate of Yale University School of Medicine, and she completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Chicago in 1991. She is Fellow of the American College of Physicians, is certified as a menopause clinician by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), and is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH). Dr. Larkin also currently serves on the Board of Directors of ISSWSH.
Over the span of her career, Dr. Larkin has practiced in both academics and privately. She spent the first ten years of her career as academic faculty in the Internal Medicine Department at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she cultivated her niche in midlife women’s health. In 2002, Dr. Larkin left UC and opened her own internal medicine and women’s health practice which, over 10 years, she grew into a multispecialty women’s health practice employing six other physicians. In 2012, Dr. Larkin sold her practice and returned to UC faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, specifically to design, build and serve as Director of the UC Health Women’s Center, the region’s first comprehensive, primary care-based medical home for women. In May 2013, Dr. Larkin opened the Center and served as Director until June 2016. In September 2016, Dr. Larkin left academics to return to private practice with the goal of providing outstanding personalized care to her patients. With this vision, she reopened her primary care and women’s health practice as a Direct Primary Care practice (DPC), offering patients affordable, accessible personalized medicine. In 18 months, Dr. Larkin developed her practice into a robust and successful multispecialty women’s health practice offering primary care and specialty care including: menopause, sexual health, gynecology, gastroenterology, nutrition, pelvic floor physical therapy, breast cancer risk assessment and therapeutic yoga.
A breast cancer survivor herself, Dr. Larkin’s passion is women’s health, particularly menopause management, female sexual health, cancer survivorship, breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, and women and cardiovascular disease. She is a tireless advocate for her patients and in the community, frequently lecturing on women’s health topics, writing articles for community publications, and appearing on local news outlets to discuss women’s health issues. Additionally, she serves as an advisor to several pharmaceutical, product and device companies. Notably, she spoke at the FDA in 2015 as part of a group advocating for the approval flibanserin, the first FDA-approved medication for female sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Larkin is also a passionate clinician educator. She is well-published and lectures frequently at physician CME programs and educational events on women’s health topics. Named one of Cincinnati’s “Top Docs” every year since 1991 (by Cincinnati Magazine), she is recognized by her peers, patients, members of the community, and the media as an exceptional provider, advocate, educator and innovator.
Dr. Larkin is known both locally and nationally as a health care “disrupter” and entrepreneur. Over the years, she has been recognized for her innovation by several media outlets. In 2016 and 2017, she was recognized by the Cincinnati Business Courier for launching the first DPC practice in the region, and she was named one of 8 “Women Who Mean Business” by the same publication. In 2018, she was recognized as a “Changemaker in Medicine” by Medical Economics, and she recently was interviewed by Sharyl Attkisson on the topic of DPC for her syndicated show, “Full Measure.” Dr. Larkin is currently working on several innovative business initiatives designed to improve the care of women.
Board certification: American Board of Internal Medicine