LGBTI Monthly Clinic. 

Northside is extremely proud to have received two Darwin Pride Community Awards recognising our service to the Darwin LGBTI communities:

: the inaugural 2017 Darwin Pride Community Award &

: 2019 Ally of The Year Award.

2020 NEWS: Did you know that our physio specialises in every aspect of transgender physical health including binding, body changes with hormones and trans pelvic floor care? You can see Samantha Richter, physio, for all these issues and experienced post-op care after Sex Reassignment Surgery- this is so important to optimise your recovery.

We also have Kate WalkerSpeech Pathologist/Therapist for specialised TGD voice coaching.



Monthly clinic- Visiting doctors specialising in LGBTI health provide a 3-day clinic on a monthly basis to offer welcoming, high quality healthcare to members of the LGBTI communities. This is a fully bulk-billed service with no cost to patients.

  • Transgender, gender diverse & non-binary health

  • Sexual health

  • Mental health

  • HIV care, S100, PrEP

  • General health care

  • Fertility & conception advice

  • Non-judgemental expert medical care 

Upcoming LGBTI clinics for 2020/21:

Until further notice due to COVID19 all LGBTI Clinic appointments will be via Telehealth (phone and video). Bulkbilling remains in place.


October: Dr Rebecca Shugg- call clinic to book in

November: Dr Michelle Dutton, 10th and 27th

December: Dr Susi Fox - 1st week and week before christmas


January: TBA

February: Dr Susi Fox

March: Dr Michelle Dutton

April: Dr Fiona Bisshop

May: Dr Michelle Dutton

June: Dr Ruth McNair

Please give us a call to make a booking and confirm dates.

Dr Fiona Bisshop

Fiona is a GP in Brisbane who has been working in the area of LGBT health and HIV medicine since 2001. She is an S100 prescriber, and is able to offer holistic HIV management.

Fiona is highly experienced in transgender medicine. She is the President of AusPATH, The Australian Professional Association for Trans Health, and is able to assist patients at all stages of transition. Fiona also has a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has experience in all aspects of women’s health. 

Trans specialist at Holdsworth House, Brisbane.

Dr Ruth McNair AM

Ruth has clinical interests in women’s health including lesbian and bisexual women’s health, trans health, mental health and wellbeing, adolescent health, fertility and pregnancy care.  She is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, teaching and conducting research. She is very active in LGBTI policy and community development, including roles as member and chairperson on each of the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Committees on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Health and Wellbeing since 2000.

Associate Professor, University of Melbourne and Practice Principal, Northside Clinic, Melbourne,

Dr Jeff Willcox

Jeff has been working as a GP since 1991. He has worked in Melbourne’s inner north since 1994, including 7 years at the Carlton Clinic where he developed his interest in gay men’s health, sexual health and HIV medicine. He is a registered prescriber of HIV medications. He also has an interest in Hepatitis and other infectious diseases, travel medicine and transgender health. He is a fellow of the RACGP, and a member of ASHM and AusPATH.

Practice Principal, Northside Clinic, Melbourne.

Dr Susi Fox

Susi is a General Practitioner working with the trans and gender diverse (TGD) community. Susi has a special interest in HIV, PreP, transgender health, hepatitis, sexual health and sex therapy. Susi is also a published author!

Equinox Trans & Gender Diverse Health Centre, Melbourne

Dr Heather McNamee

Heather is an experienced GP working in TGDNB health care, sexual health and LGBTI health care.

General Practitioner, Cairns

Dr Michelle Dutton

Michelle has worked in trans health for 5 years, starting at Northside Clinic (Melbourne) in 2014, as well as working at Equinox Trans and Gender Diverse Healthcare in 2017/18.

Michelle is experienced in initiating hormone therapy including utilizing the Informed Consent model of care. She is passionate about improving access to gender affirming care Australia-wide, through increasing the knowledge and confidence of GPs.

She has an interest in mental health and trauma informed care. She is also skilled in sexual health and is a registered prescriber of PrEP and HIV treatment.

General practitioner at Northside Clinic, Melbourne

Dr Stuart Aitken

Stuart is a specialist sexual health physician. He graduated from Medicine at the University of Queensland, and completed specialist training in 2006. He has worked as Senior Staff Specialist at Gold Coast Sexual Health before commencing private practice. He practices in all areas of sexual health: HIV medicine, PrEP for HIV, gender medicine, herpes infections, skin conditions affecting the genitals and sexually transmissible infections. Stuart is the author of textbook chapters and journal articles, and is a contributor to several national guidelines. He is committed to medical education, and has taught medical students in his role as senior lecturer in medicine at Griffith University. 

Sexual Health Physician, Gold Coast, Queensland.

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