Austin TX Gay Friendly Doctor

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    Sep 30, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    So a bunch of you were very helpful to me regarding my move from LA to Austin 4 months ago. I'm settled in the city now, and I need to choose a new primary care physician. In LA I had a great Dr for 7 yrs that was gay (that was not a prerequisite, he just happened to be)... and I really liked that. It seems to make conversation a little less formal, and I was definitely more comfortable. Do any of you have suggestions, recommendations of who to try out (or not to) in Austin?icon_question.gif
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    MidwestLeo saidSo a bunch of you were very helpful to me regarding my move from LA to Austin 4 months ago. I'm settled in the city now, and I need to choose a new primary care physician. In LA I had a great Dr for 7 yrs that was gay (that was not a prerequisite, he just happened to be)... and I really liked that. It seems to make conversation a little less formal, and I was definitely more comfortable. Do any of you have suggestions, recommendations of who to try out (or not to) in Austin?icon_question.gif


    actually if you find one let me know. I will be moving to San Antonio very soon here and it would be great to have one too. I would love to easily be able to talk to my doctor about gay man problems.
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    Ryan_Andrew saidactually if you find one let me know. I will be moving to San Antonio very soon here and it would be great to have one too. I would love to easily be able to talk to my doctor about gay man problems.


    Gay man problems? Like the fact that many of us cannot accessorize, or what? What's a "gay man problem?"
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    Sep 30, 2009 4:52 PM GMT
    Here you go!
    I also sent you an email in case you don't check here.

    Good Luck!

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    Sep 30, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    We have a GP that we really like. I've found him very easy to talk to. Email me for his contact info if interested.
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    Sep 30, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    Tapper said
    Ryan_Andrew saidactually if you find one let me know. I will be moving to San Antonio very soon here and it would be great to have one too. I would love to easily be able to talk to my doctor about gay man problems.


    Gay man problems? Like the fact that many of us cannot accessorize, or what? What's a "gay man problem?"


    Ok, examples... try talking to a straight male doctor or even a female doctor about having had anal sex with your partner and now are exprincing pain back there? or I dont know a whole host of other things that only a majority of gay men would/could experince. I thought it was pretty much understood what I was trying to get at?

    On another note, how the hell can you not accesorize? Its kind of a pre-req to beign gay. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 30, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    LMAO "can't accessorize" brilliant! I don't need the doctor to be gay and come to think of it, gay is not really a concern. I think it helps (only in comparison based on my experience) from a lifestyle understanding.

    My doc in LA was an avid body builder as well as Internal MD and gay. I could always ask him about supplements or workouts or nutrition and have the perspective from a Dr who also practices and studies it. Most people don't realize that most physicians arent required or go thru very little training or education about nutrition and / or exercise unless it relates to a very specific field.

    So "gay" didnt really play a factor other than common lifestyle behaviors etc.,

    I do have a funny lil story that does support my inquiry tho: About 6-7 years ago I was ready about Viagra and the ED drugs... i was late 20's so I didnt need it, but was curious. When I went to my Dr the next time, I simply said "ya know I was reading about Viagra" without hesitation he said "oh yeah, Ill give ya a sample" LOL I thought, only a gay Dr would know that I was asking for the simple curiosity as opposed to a medical necessity. Then he followed up with "just so ya know, we have a nickname for ED drugs (i forget what that was) because its harder to give a BJ on it cuz you get a little stuffy" ONLY my gay Dr would offer that kind of advice (which I totally appreciated)

    So again.. thanks for the heads up.

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    Sep 30, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    thank you thats exactly what I was thinking of when i made that comment.
  • TexanMan82

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    Sep 30, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    Thanks for bringing this up. I've lately been thinking about switching over to a gay-friendly doc now that I have a bf and want someone to talk to regarding gay sexual issues.
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    Sep 30, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    I cannot offer any recommendations about a specific doctor, but personally I prefer a gay doctor because I feel that I can be open with all my questions and concerns. I am not as open with a heterosexual male doctor or a female doctor (although I have certainly been to both in the past).