Finding a Gay Friendly Doctor / Health Clinic

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  1. matt121matt121

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    Does anyone know of any good ways to find gay friendly doctors?

    I just have something that I want to get checked and ask about, but in order to get a proper diagnosis I'll have to tell them that I've had anal sex, and I've never been a big fan of doctor anyways after the doctor that I had as a kid that joked around alot, and it always seems so awkward to bring up genital issues.

    I don't remember what it was for but I know one time I went to get something checked and it had to of been like the most uncomfortable doctor visit ever and that from what I remember was much less embarrassing than this could be.

    For this thread you can suggest in general in case other guys have this question, and for me specifically I'm around Fort Lauderdale Florida.

    Additional question:
    What do straight guys who like anal sex do if they have a problem down there?
     
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    Well off the top of my head I would say, go get one of the Gay Guide weekly magazines they they give out at bars. Many times Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers will place ads in the "Services" section.
    In NYC there is a magazine called Metro Source, I sure there is something similar in south Florida,
    I got lucky, I met my doctor at a dinner party!
     
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    Or, just look for a younger doctor. Most of them will be rather open minded.

    Having said that, all doctors are expected to be professional. If you have a problem, they should be able to be mature and understanding.
     
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    Keyword there is should be!

    I mean but I think it would be hard for me to be like yea I take cock up the ass so here's my question.
     
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    I've asked questions to my doctor before. He is supposed to know stuff.. I guess I've got too much faith in the medical system.:biggrin1:
     
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    I understand Matt. There are doctors out there that are homophobes and others that are just oblivious to gay issues. Every health care provider I have is gay but it took a lot of searching and asking people in the family to find them.
     
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    tell the doctor it's a horseriding accident. lol
     
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    Just had another thought on the matter. If there is a Gay and Lesbian Center at a local university or Civic Center they often can refer you to professionals in your community.
     
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    Yes, there are nightmarish doctors out there (I know first-hand!)

    Matt, outside of gay communities and large cities, you may have some trouble. Best best is to find a young doctor who is known to have "sweet" disposition (mild-mannered, easy-going, etc).

    Best of luck, buddy!

    I just read that you're in South Florida. You shouldn't have too hard of a time there. Just ask around!
     
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    Reminds me of a situation I was in years ago. I had a horrible outbreak on my penis and of course my PCP said it was herpes (tested neg for it). Happened again and a religo freak (he had the fish on his office wall) told me I was a sexual deviant after I told him I had oral sex with a guy. Happened a 3rd time and a kindly old dermatologist said it was a fixed drug eruption from the doxycycline i'd taken all 3 times for an upper respiratory infection. The last guy was great; the first two treated me like dirt under their fingernails solely because I was gay and they jumped to conclusions. I have a gay PCP now and couldn't be happier.
     
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    thanks for your story, glad you finally found someone who's willing to do there job without prejudice.

    Yea i just don't want to be made fun of or anything, and I know that the issue I want to ask about a normal physician probably wouldn't know anything about it unless for some reason they would be experienced in the issues of anal sex though I bet 99.9% would know nothing about the issues involved in anal sex.

    I'm still tryin to think of what it was I went to a doctor for a while back in like 07 think it was some type of penis thing but I don't remember, but it wasn't like a gay only thing if I remember, but I remember the doctor not wanting to take me seriously and being really awkward and only looked at it for like 2 seconds. I might just have to call and find out what it was, I hate when I remember bits and pieces of things that happen but not all the details, I so need to keep a journal.
     
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    Here's a place to start:
    Gay Lesbian Medical Association - GLMA Home Page

    I've had a gay-friendly doctor for years and wouldn't have it any other way. I think it is important to be really comfortable with your doctor. Good luck...
     
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    I asked on Craigslist and got about 20 responses. Several for one in particular. So I called up his office and made an appointment. Turned out I was not steered wrong. He's gay, gorgeous & extremely professional. I love my Doctor.
     
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    The best doctor I ever had was gay himself, and as a professional he respected my hetero nature. We talked a lot about personal issues and sex in particular. We shared experiences. I felt like I was being treated as a whole person, not a patient. He was the first to suggest that I consider Viagra because of my size. Good man, great doctor.

    This was in Atlanta, but I don't think he's there anymore.
     
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    Mine had an ad as an HIV specialist in the Yellow Pages as well as the Pink Pages brochure. He was in local news articles for AIDS Walks and stuff that would typically be considered "family friendly."

    Sadly, he adopted a new model of medical practice that involved much higher fees for more personal attention, even home visits. I had to dump him and just chose a D.O. doc close to home. D.O.'s are suppose to treat the "whole" person. Like others have said, unless you live in a very conservative community, most younger docs really don't care and would treat male issues as just that.


    If I were in a strange town, I would call the doc office first and ask specific questions. You should be able to tell if the receptionist is homophobic if you are honest and up front with the first call.
     
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