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Galdstone Road Medical Centre

General Practitioners are the foundation of the modern health system and are your navigators through the health system.

The GP can assess and manage any illness. Such management may include referral to a specialist Doctor or Allied Health Worker.

The GP can undertake mental health assessments and if appropriate refer you to a Psychiatrist, Psychologist/ Counsellor, or Mental Health Support Service.

Acute trauma, including lacerations, fractures, and wounds can usually be managed within the Medical Center. At times the GP may refer you to a hospital if that is required.

ECG’s, Spirometry and minor surgery are regularly performed within the Medical Center.

The GP can provide certificates/ reports for CentreLink, WorkCover, your employer, and your insurance provider ( usually not a service covered by Medicare).

You are encouraged to develop a therapeutic relationship with one doctor and continue to see that doctor for your care over time. Who you see is always your choice. However your preferred doctor will not always be available and at times you may need to see a different doctor on an interim basis.

Care is patient centered and you are encouraged to collaborate with your doctor in order to make the best decisions about your health. We encourage you to be as informed as much as possible .

GP’s are acredited in a number of ways so that they maintain high professional standards and ongoing education. GRMC itself is accredited through AGPAL

HISTORY OF GLADSTONE ROAD
GRMC began in 1989 as a collaboration between Dr David Orth and the Queensland AIDS Council to provide community based services for those afflicted, and those affected by HIV/AIDS in Brisbane.

At that time it filled a significant gap in service delivery and operated out of a community centre in Woolloongabba, staffed by volunteers and was known s the Gay and Lesbian Health Service. In 1990 it moved to its current premises in Highgate Hill and its brief widened to provide General Practice services within the local community of South Brisbane. Over the years it attracted many dedicated Doctors Nurses and Therapists who wanted to help alleviate the suffering of those affected by HIV/AIDS within a community setting. During the early years it was essentially a palliative care and sexual health screening/ treatment/ education service. As part of the Kirby Institue GRMC’s patients and doctors were involved in many key HIV Therapy Studies, from INCAS, CAESAR, including SMART, ESPIRIT, and currently QPREP and AHOD.

As time passed and effective therapies were developed it became a highly credentialed center for treatment and care of those affected by and at risk of HIV/AIDS. By 2005 HIV infection had became a well understood chronic manageable illness and AIDS almost completely disappeared. With the crises over QUAC no longer saw itself as a Medical Provider and the clinic was sold to Dr David Orth. GRMC was then able to become a more typical general practice, providing general services to the wider community, as well as continuing to provide Sexual Health Services and treatment and care to people with HIV. Teaching medical Students and GP Registrars became part of GRMC’s brief, allowing the culture and special expertise developed here to become more widely disseminated amongst Health Care services generally.

With time GRMC was transformed into the vibrant inner city General Practice it is today, well known for its high standards of evidence based care , tolerance, and accessibility for all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, or level of income. As GRMC nears the end of it’s third decade it continues to be able to attract young talented Doctors and Nurses who help to meet our current challenges and who will take us forward into the future.

Stonewall Medical Centre

Stonewall Medical Centre
and Sexual Health Clinic – Brisbane

About Our Practice
Stonewall Medical Centre opened in 1995 and is an independent, GP owned and operated general practice in the suburb of Windsor, close to Brisbane’s CBD. It is just north of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Our Doctors have special interests in areas such as sexual health, reproductive health including the morning after pill, men’s health, women’s health, alcohol / drug and sexual assault counselling, HIV management, PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) & PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), female genital mutilation, sexual dysfunction, natural medicines, and transgender health (including gender affirming treatment and hormone monitoring). Our Doctors are able to prescribe S100 anti-retro viral medication (HIV medicine) and provide care for patients with Hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) and Human T Leukaemia Virus (HTLV).

In addition to general medicine, the practice has a strong focus on acute sexually transmitted infections, HIV, HBV, HCV, HTLV medicine, transgender and reproductive health and counselling, specialising in drug and alcohol addiction and sexual assault recovery. We also offer natural medicine, including acupuncture, nutrition and western herbs. More information about our practitioners and our services can be found on this site.

Stonewall does its best to provide complete holistic care to members of the LGBTIQ+ community, those requiring specialised care and those in the local community.

Many people who attend Stonewall do so because it is an accepting place where both reception staff and practitioners treat patients respectfully and without prejudice. Stonewall is a space where safety comes from honesty and can be achieved without shame. We don’t talk about perpetrators as bad people, and don’t talk about victims as broken people.

Stonewall Medical Centre is fully accredited to Australian standards. The practice undergoes a comprehensive audit of its facilities, clinical and administrative policies and procedures every three years to ensure it meets these standards. For more information about accreditation and what it means, visit www.gpa.net.au.

We want you to feel welcome here.

Dr Rhys Young

Dr Rhys ?(he/him)
I’m a Specialist General Practitioner (FRACGP) practising in Brisbane. I really enjoy all things men’s health, sexual health & LGBTQ+ health.

I enjoy my work and I want my patients to feel that when they see me. You might not be at your best when you see a GP but that doesn’t mean the visit has to be painful too.

My goal is for you to feel that you can always come to me with your concerns and never feel judged. This is especially important for my LGBTQ+ patients – coming out to your doctor shouldn’t be a big deal.

come say hi ?
You can see me at Gasworks Medical Practice in Newstead Brisbane located in the Gasworks precinct right next to TerryWhite Chemmart.

Queensland Council for LGBTI Health

Who we are

The Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (formerly Queensland AIDS Council) is a Queensland statewide non-profit, communities based health promotion charity focused on providing quality services that enhance the health and wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy people and communities in Queensland.

Formed in 1984, the organisation has over three decades experience working with our communities to deliver health services and health promotion that are peer led and community based.

We receive funding from the State and Commonwealth Governments for some of our work, generate our own income and also rely on the contribution of volunteers, donors and other supporters from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy people and wider communities to deliver our other services.

Our Vision

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy Queenslanders live longer and happier lives, and have access
to the services and supports they need.

Our Purpose

Drive change within systems and services and empower communities and individuals to improve social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Please feel free to get in touch with us about anything you think we can help with. You can also call us on (07) 3017 1777 or email info@quac.org.au

We endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

If you or anyone you know is feeling distress at any time, there are some helpful contacts listed below for you:

QLife on 1800 184 527 or on web chat at https://qlife.org.au
Lifeline on 13 11 14 continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Lifeline Text 0477 13 11 14 will continue to operate 6pm – midnight (AEDT), 7 nights a week
Lifeline web chat will continue to operate 7pm – midnight (AEDT), 7 nights a week
Kids Helpline – for children that may need support 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 https://beyondblue.org.au

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