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Old 09-03-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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I saw this thread as I ran thru the different forums. I imagine if your more comfortable with a gay friendly doctor I would do this. Contact one of the local churches that have a gay congregation. Im sure they would have info on this subject. Im not a church goer, but if I needed this type info I would do that. Im sure there are places in America, where some Doctors might go beyond their role as a physician with their views. I have no idea about Indianapolis though. I would think one could go to any Doctor there and things work out ok.

I live in Portland, Oregon and we do have gay Doctors that advertise in the community papers here. One time when I needed to change doctors, I had an appt with one of these gay doctors. I found him to be one of the most arrogant disrespectul doctors I have ever met. I walked right out of his office I found him so rude. I am gay but would prefer just to have a doctor. I don't care if the Doctor is gay or st8 or whatever as long as he or she can do the job. The doctor I have now is just that my primary care doctor, I have no idea or interest in his personal life or views.

But again thats me. If your comfort level determines you prefer a gay friendly doctor, I think you should have that option. Good Luck.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:10 PM
 
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I still have yet to really find any information on gay-friendly doctors. In an email, St. Vincents pretty much ignored all my questions and said getting power of attorney and a living will might give me hospital visitation rights (under a ER/IC type setup), ending with a linle that told me to contact "Pastoral Care" if I had any more questions ... but that is about as much as I got out of my research.

Anything outside of Bloomington seems to be completely off the radar for any state LGBT groups ... sadly.

PS: I am less worried about them being 'gay-friendly' than I am them being flat out inhuman about it, especially in emergency situations.

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Old 12-14-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I still have yet to really find any information on gay-friendly doctors. In an email, St. Vincents pretty much ignored all my questions and said getting power of attorney and a living will might give me hospital visitation rights (under a ER/IC type setup), ending with a linle that told me to contact "Pastoral Care" if I had any more questions ... but that is about as much as I got out of my research.

Anything outside of Bloomington seems to be completely off the radar for any state LGBT groups ... sadly.

PS: I am less worried about them being 'gay-friendly' than I am them being flat out inhuman about it, especially in emergency situations.
i'm not surprised St. V's ignored your requests ... catholic???? I thought I gave you a resource a few messages back... I'd stick with IU hospitals. Most of the doctors on the list are affiliated with them.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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PS: I am less worried about them being 'gay-friendly' than I am them being flat out inhuman about it, especially in emergency situations.
I'm no expert, but I think such fears are generally unfounded. Particularly in emergency situations, medical ethics would dictate that you receive prompt, courteous and effective care.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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Dr. Rodney Anderson is my Physician and he is Gay and an amazing Doctor. His number is 317-968-0409
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis-downtown
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I am also looking for a gay doctor in Indy. Been here a year and just haven't connected with the 2 doctors I have seen thus far.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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I am searching for the same kind of doctor here in Indy. True all doctors should treat you with respect regardless of orientation. That doesn't always happen unfortunatelyl. I am assuming you came from a larger city like myself where there are a number of openly gay doctors which serve their respective gay communities. I still doctor with mine located in another city. The issue is probably no different than women preferring to go to a woman doctor. I have had two bad experiences with two different straight doctors. Afterwards, I sought out openly gay doctors who understand gay issues, including medical ones other than HIV. I honestly believe far too many straight doctors are very judgmental against gays. Here in Indy, I think that the gay community is not as large as those found in major cities. Maybe because of that, doctors who might be gay would not come out openly and advertize as such. They may be out there. I would love to have one closer to me. But for right now I am ok to get on a jet, a bus or a train and head out to see my gay doctors. There are gay clinics in larger cities staffed by a fairly large number of gay doctors. There are openly gay doctors who are specialists. My dermatologist is gay. I wouldn't trade by gp or my derm for any straight doctor at the moment. But in case of an emergency, I would like to know there is a gay doctor here in Indy I could turn to.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:39 AM
 
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If I was you, id call a gay organization and ask them. I bet theres some sort of gay advocacy group in the area. Look online. Try googling something like gay friendly doctors in indianapolis.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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I am searching for the same kind of doctor here in Indy. True all doctors should treat you with respect regardless of orientation. That doesn't always happen unfortunatelyl. I am assuming you came from a larger city like myself where there are a number of openly gay doctors which serve their respective gay communities. I still doctor with mine located in another city. The issue is probably no different than women preferring to go to a woman doctor. I have had two bad experiences with two different straight doctors. Afterwards, I sought out openly gay doctors who understand gay issues, including medical ones other than HIV. I honestly believe far too many straight doctors are very judgmental against gays. Here in Indy, I think that the gay community is not as large as those found in major cities. Maybe because of that, doctors who might be gay would not come out openly and advertize as such. They may be out there. I would love to have one closer to me. But for right now I am ok to get on a jet, a bus or a train and head out to see my gay doctors. There are gay clinics in larger cities staffed by a fairly large number of gay doctors. There are openly gay doctors who are specialists. My dermatologist is gay. I wouldn't trade by gp or my derm for any straight doctor at the moment. But in case of an emergency, I would like to know there is a gay doctor here in Indy I could turn to.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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Everyone should meet and interview their primary care doc. Most will do a get to know you meet and have a select day available for that. I would just talk openly about your lifestyle and see what the doctors reaction is. If you are confortable with that doctor and they are confortable with you then you found your doc. Otherwise keep looking. Its almost like dating but instead of a mate your looking for a doc.
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