Dr Ercel Ozser
Ercel Ozser is a Holdsworth House GP and an occasional guest speaker at GAMMA.
Along with acting as a General Practitioner, he has interests in both sexual health and mental health counselling.
In his role as mental health counsellor, Ercel is happy to see anyone referred from GAMMA and try to connect them with appropriate and available support in this area.
Address: 32a Oxford St,
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9331 7228
Gay Friendly GPs
Even though it may seem unnecessary in this day and age, ACON has researched a list of Sydney GPs who have declared themselves gay friendly.
You can see the list, which includes the addresses and phone numbers of each doctor's practice, at Gay Friendly GPs in Sydney.
General Medical Information
The Healthy Bear
Dr George Forgan-Smith is a family doctor based in Melbourne. He is also an active member of the bear community with a strong interest in male health, mental health and health promotion.
His site, Healthy Bear is full of helpful information, not only about matters of interest to the bears among us, but of mature male health in general.
He also feels that a radio interview he did with a married gay man may be of interest to the men at GAMMA. You can play it at 'MP3 file called Mark'.
Testing Guidelines for STIs
At a meeting on late in 2012, Dr Ercel Oszer, our friendly GP from Holdsworth House in Oxford Street, gave us some valuable pointers on the practicalities of sexual checks for gay men, along with helpful answers to members' questions.
As a handout, he provided a couple of informative pages from the STIs in Gay men Action Group website, entitled Testing Guidelines for STI's. We've put it up here for anyone who wasn't able to get along.
STI Information Websites
In spite of the jokey name, this is a serious website about the commonly transmitted STI's experienced by gay men (HIV positive or negative).
Please note that the site does contain explicit language, information and images of a sexual nature, which may inadvertently cause offence to some people. Children should only view this website with adult supervision.
Genital herpes is much more easily spread than HIV, and has alarming and uncomfortable symptoms. To be fully informed about them may not set your mind at rest, but this site also covers visiting a doctor, treatments, and common misconceptions about the infection.
Caring for yourself is very important. The following professionals will provide a safe, respectful, sensitive experience to your needs.
Peter offers intuitive sessions incorporating Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage, energywork and body reading.
These sessions are great for lifting overall energy levels as well as providing deep relaxation.
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LOCATION: Peter is in Potts Point. Phone: 0413885855.
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Drawing from a wide range of techniques, including Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Remedial Massage and Shiatsu, Harry often combines these therapies in one session, assisting the healing process on both the physical and emotional levels.
COST: 1 hour $60 : 1-1/2 hours $90
LOCATION: Bondi Junction: Phone 8021 7772: Mobile 0416 235 946.