Dr Nick Silberstein joined the Equinox team in December 2016. Nick is an experienced General Practitioner who has worked with members of the TGD community throughout his career. He has a special interest in HIV/Sexual Health, trans health, contraception (Mirena/Implanon) and hormone implants. Nick speaks French and Spanish and has previously worked in the UK. He has taken up various positions working in a variety of countries responding to public health issues with Medecines Sans Frontiers. Nick works at Equinox on Wednesdays and at The Centre Clinic on Fridays.
Dr Susi Fox joined the Equinox team in October 2017. She is an experienced General Practitioner with a special interest in mental health, antenatal care, women’s health, LGBTTIQ health, contraception (Mirena and Implanon insertion), medical termination and autism spectrum disorder. Susi has been working as a general practitioner in Daylesford and Ballarat for the last 10 years. She is a GP Examiner for the RACGP and a RAMUS medical student mentor. Susi works at Equinox one day per week.
Dr Adam Brownhill joined the Equinox team in October 2017. Adam trained as a General Practitioner in the UK and moved to Australia in 2013 where he developed a special interest in Aboriginal Health. He shares his work time between Equinox and the Urapuntja Health Service in Utopia, Northern Territory. In 2015 he was awarded Northern Territory General Practitioner of the year, having received a commendation the year before. He was also the senior clinician of the team that received the Chronic Disease Network Primary Healthcare team of the year award in 2015. In 2016 Adam gained a further Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice from the RACGP. Adam has been involved in medical education for over a decade across a broad range of professions. Clinically his interests are broad and include, but are not limited to, Trans health, Men’s health, chronic disease, mental health- particularly stress, sports medicine and paediatrics. Adam is also an Examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Grace Lee provides counselling to TGD clients at Equinox. Grace is a part of the THH counselling services team and has considerable experience working with the TGD community. Grace has a Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and has undertaken research to support counsellors working with trans and gender diverse clients. Grace has worked in private practice and at Northside Clinic in Fitzroy, and is currently a practitioner at Queerspace at Drummond Street Services, Carlton. Grace is a registered provisional member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA).
Grace works with individual adult clients from earliest gender questioning through to supporting those wishing to transition, and beyond.
Deone Drapala is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker providing Medicare bulk billed Allied Psychological Interventions (formerly ATAPS) at Equinox. Deone supports clients with counselling from a strength based practice model. To access this service, speak to your Equinox GP and they will facilitate a referral.
Daniel Sankar is our part time nurse working on Thursday mornings at Equinox. Daniel’s background has been in sexual health nursing and he also works as a general practice nurse at The Centre Clinic in St Kilda.
Peter Locke is the Practice Manager of Equinox Gender Diverse Health Service and PRONTO! Rapid HIV and STI Testing Service. He is also the Practice Manager of The Centre Clinic, an LGBTI General Practice in St Kilda. Prior to working with THH in his current roles, Peter worked in and managed several LGBTI health services including The Carlton Clinic and Northside Clinic. He is proud to be an ally of and to work alongside the TGD community.
Our reception team, Gabe, Sam and Carla are members of the TGD community and understand the issues that impact the health and well being of TGD people.