interestingchap saidDoes anyone know of any gay GP's or hospital dr's in the UK?
also does anybody have a gay dr, what are their experiences and do they prefer it?
I live in the US, can't help you with your first question. As for the second, my only preference is for a gay friendly doctor, male or female. Gay's OK, too, that's what we have now, but not a requirement. More important is medical skill. And certainly avoiding a doctor who's gay hostile.
Here's 2 quick funny anecdotes, that I've mentioned here before regarding gay friendly doctors in Florida. My husband got an infection under his foreskin, that needed some topical medications (I hope this isn't TMI).
I was in the exam room, as we always are with each other. But I was looking away, I didn't want to be intrusive. But the dermatologist called me over, and explained in detail how I was to apply these 2 medicated lotions.
HUH??? ***I'm*** going to apply them? Who said anything about ME? And the doctor gave me a quick course on doing this procedure on my husband's penis, that I had to demonstrate for him under his supervision.
What made him think we were so intimate I was a candidate for this? But I didn't object, and did indeed perform the procedure back home. I was shocked he never asked either of us first. Made me wonder if it's so obvious we're a sexually intimate gay couple.
The other time was my examination by a cancer specialist. He told me to drop my pants and lean over the exam table, for a DRE (digital rectal exam). Once again my husband & I were together in the small exam room. The doctor didn't ask either of us if this was OK, to stick his finger up my bare butt in my companion's presence. Although we aren't legally married, I guess it must be visible to straight doctors.
So yeah, we prefer gay or gay friendly doctors. I'm very candid with my gay sexual issues with them, even when the doctor has been female. If I can't do that, I might as well not visit the doctor.