Dr. Risner is a board-certified gynecologist, welcoming new patients of all ages. She specializes in family planning, including Nexplanon and IUDs; polycystic ovarian syndrome; heavy vaginal bleeding; and perimenopausal or menopausal issues. Her skill set includes minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopy, total laparascopic or laparascopic assisted vaginal hysterectomies, Essure tubal ligation, hysteroscopic myomectomies (removing fibroids without abdominal incisions) and endometrial ablations.
Dr. Risner was born and raised in West Virginia and first left the state to attend college at Denison University in Granville, OH. There she graduated cum laude with a biology degree. She then returned to West Virginia for medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and graduated in 1996. She completed 6 years of specialty training with 2 years of a family medicine residency followed by 4 years of an obstetrics and gynecology residency. After residency, she had wanderlust and moved to Seattle, Washington where she was in private practice for 7 years. Not because of the weather (it really does not rain as much as you are led to believe) but because of family, Dr. Risner moved to Ohio and has been in private practice in Hamilton, OH since 2008.
She has been an active member in the hospital and community. She has served and continues to serve on committees, including Credentials and Physician Leadership Group. Most recently she was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Healers Hall of Fame which is an award chosen by insurance companies and patients for providing excellent patient care. She learns as much from her patients as they, hopefully, learn from her, and she truly enjoys developing those relationships and collaborating with her patients to determine the best plan of care for them.
Dr. Risner's maiden name was Cole.