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 worked at Equinox since 2020. Originally hailing from far north Queensland, and coming to us via Shepparton, Satu has up-skilled in all areas related to gender affirming hormone therapy and trans (binary and non binary) 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 returned to Equinox team in late September 2021 and is working with us two days per week 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.
Dr Pauli Cundill (“P”) helped Peter Locke to set up Equinox in 2016, and worked at the original Rose Street site from 2016-2017. Pauli recently returned to Equinox after spending 5 years working in the Northern Territory. Pauli is available weekly by telehealth and travels into Melbourne every 8 weeks for face to face sessions.
Dr P enjoys working in trans health and has done so since 2005. They also specialise in HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
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 proud to be an ally of and to work alongside the trans (binary and non binary) community.
Our reception team Sam, Felix, Alysha, Victor and Ellis are members of the TGD community and understand the issues that impact the health and well being of trans (binary and non binary) people. From time to time you may encounter Gareth , who is a part of the PRONTO! and Centre Clinic reception teams, when he does 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.