At Equinox, we understand that our doctors are people too. Just as it happens in the wider community, sometimes we connect with people immediately and sometimes we struggle to find a connection. We want you to have the best experience you can with your GP. If you find that you don’t quite gel with the first doctor you see at Equinox, that’s ok!
We encourage our clients to request the practitioners they prefer to see and we will always try to accommodate your preferences. Check out our current staff bios to find out some more!
Dr Satu Simpson is a General Practitioner who has recently moved to Melbourne from Shepparton where she completed her GP training and has worked in General Practice for the last three years. Originally hailing from far north Queensland, Satu has been with the team at Equinox for over 12months and has up-skilled in all areas related to gender affirming hormone therapy and TGD&NB community health and well being.
Dr Ling Li received her postgraduate training in the United States and Australia. She provides service in all aspects of general practice and Dr Li received extended training in one of the Sexual Health Hubs in Victoria where she gained experience and qualifications for
• STI management
• LGBTIQA+ health
• PrEP and HIV prescription
• Management of unplanned pregnancy
• Minor procedures including Implanon and Mirena insertion.
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Dr Nick Silberstein previously worked at Equinox between 2017 and 2019 before temporarily moving to the US. Nick will be back to join the Equinox team in late September 2021 and we eagerly await his return. Nick is experienced in all areas of general practice and has experience working in trans and gender diverse health including sexual health, PrEP, hormone management, alcohol and other drug support and vaccinations.
Gabe Curtis (he/him) is an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse working at Equinox four days per week. In consultation with a GP, Gabe can provide cervical screening, phlebotomy (pathology collection), sexual health screening, injections and wound care. Gabe is often the first person new patients meet when linking in with the service. With a lived trans experience, Gabe is able to offers peer navigation and support to clients and families.
Peter Locke (he/him) is Manager, Clinical Services for Thorne Harbour Health. Peter and Dr P. Cundill established Equinox way back in 2016 and he has been steering the ship since. Prior to working with THH in his current role, Peter worked as Practice Manager of several LGBTI health services including The Carlton Clinic and Northside Clinic. Peter is also the Manager of The Centre Clinic and PRONTO! Peer Testing and PrEP Clinic services. He is a member of the DHS LGBTIQ Health and Human Services Working Group. He is proud to be an ally of and to work alongside the TGD&NB community.
Our reception team Sam, Felix and Rowen are members of the TGD community and understand the issues that impact the health and well being of TGD&NB people. From time to time you may encounter Gareth and Ron, who are a part of the PRONTO! and Centre Clinic reception teams, when they do guest appearances to help us out when we are short staffed.
If you have any feedback including compliments or complaints about your experiences with our team at Equinox, we would love to hear it via our Feedback page on this site.