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.
Dr Peggy Wong returned home to Melbourne after working as a GP for 10 years in Queensland. Since graduating from the University of Melbourne (2003), Peggy developed a strong interest in sexual health, completing s100 HIV training at Carlton clinic as part of her General Practice Fellowship (2007).
After becoming a mother, she obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Child & Adolescent Health (Hon) from Sydney University as well as the Certificate of Sexual Health through Family Planning Queensland. While in Brisbane she enjoyed her time working in both university and women’s health clinics. Peggy was a School of Medicine tutor at University Queensland and maintained her enthusiasm for training and supporting GP registrars and GP colleagues.
Peggy thrives on providing quality primary health care for the individual and strong advocacy for the community. She is humbled by the stories of courage and resilience patients share with her each day at Equinox. Peggy works 4 days per week since joining the clinic at the start of 2019.
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 is excited to work with the TGD&NB community at Equinox and is busy up-skilling 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 Julian Grace recently graduated an Osteopath from RMIT. Julian has a holistic, patient-centred approach to healthcare. As a transgender practitioner, he’s particularly interested in making osteopathy a safe space for queer and gender non-conforming people, sex workers, and anyone on the margins. Osteopathy is a manual therapy, using hands-on techniques and patient education to help people achieve their health goals – ranging from acute sporting injuries, to chronic pain and stress management. Julian works at Equinox on Fridays. No referral needed. Clients on Team Care Arrangements will be able to claim Medicare rebates.
Grace Lee provides counselling to TGD&NB clients at Equinox. Grace is a part of the THH counselling services team and has considerable experience working with the TGD&NB 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 Practitioner working on Thursday mornings at Equinox. Daniel’s background has been in sexual health nursing and he also works as a Nurse Practitioner at our affiliated clinic, The Centre Clinic in St Kilda.
Peter Locke is Manager, Clinical Services for Thorne Harbour Health. 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. He is proud to be an ally of and to work alongside the TGD&NB community.
Our reception team, Gabe and Sam are members of the TGD community and understand the issues that impact the health and well being of TGD&NB people.