Rainbow Illawarra! Diversity, Inclusion and LGBTIQ community needs met by a local Wollongong Medical Practice

 Jenny Henderson 2410/2019


Here at Parents Guide Illawarra, we love to celebrate our diverse community. We wish for the health and happiness of every single community member.

So, we got just a little bit excited (well very!) about the following news....

The Illawarra is now an even better place for all of our kids, as we welcome a new Illawarra GP with a special interest in LGBTIQ health, north of Wollongong in Woonona.

Woonona Medical Practice (WMP), are delighted to welcome Dr Megan Thomas to their experienced team of specialist GPs. WMP is a well-established practice for over 50 years, and are proud members of the Welcome Here Project, creating a safe and welcoming environment inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) communities in the Illawarra.

Dr Megan has a special interest in LGBTIQ health including gender-affirming care. She provides gender-affirming hormone therapy in the Illawarra for adults from 16 and over and coordinates specialist care for the younger trans and gender diverse population.

All WMP staff are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for our diverse community.

You click here to book online or call Woonona Medical Practice (WMP) on (02) 4283 3433 for appointments. 

For Kids, Teens Adolescent and Family Health in the Northern Illawarra - WMP offers same day Sick Kids Appointments, a nurse and immunisation service with the most current vaccine advice and a reminder / catch up program for kids who may have missed their school immunisations. Whilst every doctor is delighted to see children and will give a thorough assessment, both Dr Steve Lyon and Dr Peter Striegl at WMP are extra specially fantastic with kids and their books are open to new families... 

Women's Health, Wollongong and North - Dr Ella Cameron at WMP is a highly experienced, compassionate female GP offering a full women's health service including IUD insertions. Some of our female GPs offer medical terminations.

Integrative Medicine / Gut Health Wollongong - Dr Mahala Buckley at WMP is the go-to for this specialist health area (please note, she has a waiting list) in Wollongong.

Men's Mental / Men's General Health - Men can get a same day appointment to discuss any aspect of their health, including any urgent mental health concerns that need quick support and compassionate treatment - book online here or call the lovely Reception Team on (02) 4283 3433.

Travel Health / Travel Vaccines Services, Illawarra - Where ever you are off to in in the world, travel safe, get the best advice first and the latest vaccines including Yellow Fever at Woonona Medical Practice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Is also a priority at Woonona Medical Practice offering Bulk Billed appointments for patients that register with the practice under Close the Gap. 

For all the services offered by WMP and to make an appointment - CLICK HERE or call  (02) 4283 3433.

Thank you for Woonona Medical Practice for sharing your exciting news with this article - we are totally behind how you are investing in every single community member's best health!  


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