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Male health providers in Canberra

By cranky - 17 December 2011 14

An astonishingly large number of media items proclaim Government support for male health programmes.

However, Google searches indicate that unless you (as a male) are at high risk of AIDS, the pox, suicide or family disintegration, ordinary male specific medical services seem non existant.

Personally, I am less than impressed with my local GP. I would like to speak with a practitioner who has some interest (and knowledge) of mens health problems. Lets call it the male menopause. Please believe that something like this exists, and help is definately required.

I would appreciate any info regarding GP’s who may have some interest in this subject.

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Male health providers in Canberra
cranky 8:40 pm 15 Jan 12

An update, spurred on by the thread re proctologists.

A very helpful pathology nurse was able to drop the names of a couple of GPs who seemed to be looking at the sort of tests required by the male variety. Two practices in Woden.

It is a pity that it is only with some inside knowledge that this information becomes available.

An appointment has been made.

deejay 10:33 pm 18 Dec 11

Well, I’m certainly sympathetic. I’ve just convinced my doctor-phobic husband to get his fifty-year service, and having learned that the random-doctor-from-phone-book says his bladder problems are just “getting older,” I’m not encouraged. I’m sorry, I don’t accept that two minutes’ notice is normal.

cranky 4:08 pm 18 Dec 11

Kuku said :

Curiously, some of the current posters are more interested in commenting on the lack of grammar and spelling than the important issue at hand.

OP, I’d be interested in some more considered commentary.

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I was certainly bemused by the path these comments took.

I cannot be Robinson Crusoe in this quest,. Surely some gent has gone before, and is able to report on positive outcomes. My search has failed to discover any ‘clinic’ which is relevant. The one listed in Manuka has apparently closed. So I guess a sympathetic GP, or some well hidden ACT Health programme would be a start.

Leinna 11:58 am 18 Dec 11

A GP who is great for someone is not necessarily going to be great for someone else. The only place I wouldn’t recommend going is the Superclinic, as you don’t really get your ‘own’ GP there.

Onceler 11:34 am 18 Dec 11

Good luck Cranky; hope you get your mojo back.

astrojax 10:49 am 18 Dec 11

who needs a good doctor now we have the internet?

seriously, have you discussed this with your gp and insisted on some thorough investigations? or have you just not had this gp go into much detail and you haven’t pursued it?

if you have already done the former, then yes, look to change gps. good luck.

sepi 8:01 am 18 Dec 11

I think what you need is just a good GP – a relative tried about 4 before he found one that would actually look into his issues, and not just write it off as ;’getting older’.

there have been threads on here before with recommendations for good drs in Canberra.

Kuku 10:12 pm 17 Dec 11

Curiously, some of the current posters are more interested in commenting on the lack of grammar and spelling than the important issue at hand.

OP, I’d be interested in some more considered commentary.

Anna Key 9:24 pm 17 Dec 11

Try Andrology Australia, they may be able to help depending on the nature of your condition. Otherwise there is always the old fashion way of dealing with male menopause – buy a red HSV Commodore

Little_Green_Bag 5:27 pm 17 Dec 11

Onceler said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Lets call it the male menopause. Please believe that something like this exists, and help is definately required.

Unless your testicals have dried up and stopped working, and has now left you looking and feeling more like the oposite sex. then yes your going through menopause. Till then, your having a male health issue that is yet to be named. I wish you luck in your health treatment

testicles

you’re (x2)

There’s a syntax problem in there as well. See if you can work it out.

The first your is correct. In order to avoid confusion with this word I always substitute “you are” in my mind whenever I see or use either word. If it correlates correctly the proper spelling is you’re.

JennD 3:22 pm 17 Dec 11

I’m not sure about specific GPs but you could try calling Canberra Mens Centre on 6230 6999 (or visit their website for email etc) to see if they have some experience with gender specific health care for men, and Doctors who may be good.

TheDancingDjinn 1:26 pm 17 Dec 11

Onceler said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Lets call it the male menopause. Please believe that something like this exists, and help is definately required.

Unless your testicals have dried up and stopped working, and has now left you looking and feeling more like the oposite sex. then yes your going through menopause. Till then, your having a male health issue that is yet to be named. I wish you luck in your health treatment

testicles

you’re (x2)

There’s a syntax problem in there as well. See if you can work it out.

LOL yes i got it – please forgive me i had a toddler on my lap and i was not paying the proper attention.

Onceler 12:00 pm 17 Dec 11

TheDancingDjinn said :

Lets call it the male menopause. Please believe that something like this exists, and help is definately required.

Unless your testicals have dried up and stopped working, and has now left you looking and feeling more like the oposite sex. then yes your going through menopause. Till then, your having a male health issue that is yet to be named. I wish you luck in your health treatment

testicles

you’re (x2)

There’s a syntax problem in there as well. See if you can work it out.

TheDancingDjinn 10:15 am 17 Dec 11

Lets call it the male menopause. Please believe that something like this exists, and help is definately required.

Unless your testicals have dried up and stopped working, and has now left you looking and feeling more like the oposite sex. then yes your going through menopause. Till then, your having a male health issue that is yet to be named. I wish you luck in your health treatment

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