While you’re out there being fabulous and taking ‘you do you’ to heart, these medical facilities make sure for LGBT Atlanta, that includes taking care of your health
By Mike Fleming
We see you, Gay Atlanta! And you are amazing. You are a vibrant, smart, magical rainbow unicorn bunch of humans. And gosh darn it, people like you. But how’s your health?
Maybe your teeth, organs and cosmetic upkeep aren’t as sexy as talking about, say, your clothes, your sassiness, your community, or your accomplishments, but taking care of that body inside and out is actually the number one thing you can do to snatch your best self and keep it going.
And speaking of your fabulosity, does your doctor know you’re gay, bi or trans? It makes a huge difference not only your treatments and the way you’re treated, but in the comfort you feel going to the doctor in the first place. Our connections know this and come at your health with you in mind, not your sexual orientation or gender identity.
We spend a lot of time in Peach ATL talking about the people, places and parties that make our local community so great. So while you’re making plans with some of our advertisers and listings on these pages, these are the Peach-approved community partners that have the vitality of your best self in mind.
PRIMARY & SPECIALTY CARE
This full service medical facility is designed to provide you with one-stop comprehensive health care services. More than a doctor’s office, AbsoluteCARE is conveniently located doors down from Piedmont Hospital. The facility provides a warm and friendly atmosphere while providing patients the latest in medical technology. They provide a full range of services, including nutrition counseling, diabetes education, healthy cooking demonstrations, walking groups, personalized health assessments and meal planning.
AbsoluteCARE is also partnered with Urgent Care at Peachtree to provide urgent care within the AbsoluteCARE office, provides state-certified radiology and ultrasound services, onsite lab work, a pharmacy, social worker, mental health counseling and more. They also provide PrEP and PrEP-preparedness support.
2140 Peachtree Road Northwest #232
Dr. T. Douglas Gurley, MD
This physician prides himself on being a gay doctor for gay patients. He believes timeless medicine and tomorrow’s technology work better when they are administered by someone who actually cares about the result as much as you do. He’ll treat your illness with expertise, your emotions with care, and your time with respect.
Services at Dr. Gurley’s office include chronic care, high-definition endoscopy, preventative medicine, ultratherapy, botox, derma fillers, fat freezing, and expert application of a host skin revitalization methods.
659 Auburn Ave NE Suite 156
Intown Infectious Diseases
Dr. Sophie Lukashok is the principal doctor at Intown Infectious Diseases. A board certified internal medicine and infectious diseases specialist, she offers both primary general medical care, as well as specialty evaluation and treatment of infectious disease problems including HIV, STDs, and recurrent infections like pneumonia, sinusitis, and UTIs .
Dr. Lukashok was born and raised in New York City and completed her undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She went on to Medical School at the State University of New York in Buffalo, served her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, and did an extra year as Chief Resident. Her fellowship was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She came to Atlanta and worked in the Grady Infectious Disease Program, was on faculty at Emory University, and worked at Piedmont Hospital before Intown Infectious Diseases in 2012.
Intown Infectious Diseases specializes in chronic care, but also administers vaccines, assists prospective travelers with required vaccines and medications prior to international travel, as well as provide post-travel consultations for individuals returning home with medical issues.
619 Rankin Street
SmartCare Urgent Care
With six convenient locations throughout Metro Atlanta, SmartCare is a member of the Emory Healthcare Network. It was started to address the need for high quality, immediate healthcare. The staff strives to provide accessible healthcare when you need to see an experienced and caring physician at your convenience.
To achieve quality healthcare provider status within the communities we serve, with an emphasis on patient satisfaction and a focus on cost effectiveness. They are committed to placing the needs of patients first by providing the highest standard of illness, injury and wellness care.
No appointments are necessary at their facitlies, where they create a comfortable and pleasant alternative to traditional emergency room and doctor office visits. SmartCare offers extended hours and courteous, experienced staff to get you on your way to feeling better fast. Their board-certified physicians are trained in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Together with highly trained and certified nursing and physician assistant staff, they are dedicated to meeting the urgent health care needs for you and your loved ones in a fast and efficient manner.
Six locations including:
450 14th Street NW
4400 Peachtree Road NE
1829 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur
Family Healthcare of Atlanta
Dr. Mark Tanner is an exceptional doctor and caring person. He is extremely thorough and gives his patients time to ask questions. With a medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University, he has been in practice for more than 20 years.
In addition to being a general medical practitioner, Dr. Tanner specializes in patients with HIV and other chronic or infectious diseases.
1935 Howell Mill Road NW
Dr. Chip Hill, DDS
The patients are the most important part of this general and cosmetic dental practice, and this gay and gay-friendly staff strives to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of their patients. They are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available
Services with the latest in state-of-the-art equipment include general preventative and hygiene dentistry, as well as white fillings, bridges, crowns and crown lengthening, whitening, veneers, implants, dentures, extractions.
Dr. Hill’s office also regularly contributes to charities, including a Who’s Who of Gay Atlanta organizations.
1355 Peachtree St. NE
Anderson Hair Center
With a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing the most natural, permanent hair restoration results, this office emphasizes artistic concepts, patient comfort and natural, permanent results.
Founder and Director Dr. Ken Anderson is unique in his field of hair restoration surgery. He is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated his practice solely to the treatment of hair loss since 2003. Dr. Anderson and his highly trained staff have over 60 years of combined experience.
He has specialized in the Follicular Unit Extraction method of hair restoration for over 10 years, and has delivered lectures and course for physician audiences around the world about the FUE method.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #106
The AgeLess Center
This studio for cosmetic enhancement is unique. It provides Botox, dermal fillers and other non-surgical procedures in a 5-star setting that focuse on premiere service at great prices. As a leading provider, AgeLess offers a full range of treatments with a friendly, professional service team and affordable fees.
Services include Xeomin, which eliminates crow’s feet & forehead lines. Botox for eliminating crow’s feet & forehead lines, Radiesse, which minimizes lines from nose to mouth, Juvederm for approving appearance under eyes, Restylane that adds a more full, sensual look to lips, Perlane for lines from mouth to chin, Microdermabrasion for smoother skin, Leg Veins to treat visible veins, and Latisse ,which grows eyelashes longer, fuller and darker.
2770 Lenox Rd NE
Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mark M. Beaty heads this cosmetic and facial reconstructive surgery practice. In addition to its founder and leading Atlanta plastic surgeon, Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery is staffed by a team of experts and support personnel who are dedicated to providing patients with superior care in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. The team is committed to working closely with patients to achieve ideal results.
Facial procedures offered include Brow Lift, Neck Life, Facelift, Implants, Rhinoplsty, Blepharoplasty, Otoplasty, and Facial Liposuction. There are also body services, laser procedures, non-surgical options, and medical skincare.
1100 Peachtree St NE #850
Paramount Plastic Surgery
Dr. Keith K. Jeffords M.D., D.D.S. brings an unusual perspective, depth of knowledge and experience to the practice of both plastic surgery and surgery of the head and neck. He has studied dentistry and medicine and has trained in multiple surgical disciplines. With his unique background, Dr. Jeffords brings a different creativity to the practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Jeffords has been formally trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery.
Called a “surgical maestro,” there are fewer than fifty surgeons in the United States with his background. Dr. Jeffords is able to combine techniques from these two specialties for the benefit of his patients. As an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, he seeks creative solutions for each patient’s desires. He can look at both the skeletal and soft tissue needs of his patients and develop a surgical plan for facial reconstruction or rejuvenation.
Come to him for plastic surgeries, Collagen Tightening Laser Treatments,
Dysport/ Botox, Erbium Micro-Laser Peel, Fractionated Laser Treatments (C02), Hydrafacial, Laser Facial Resurfacing, Latisse Eyelash Enhancement, Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling Skin Therapy, NeoGraft Light Therapy, Restylane/Juvederm, Rosacea Treatments, Skin Tightening Laser Treatments, Spider Veins and more
3964 Atlanta Road, Smyrna
Urology Centers of Alabama
Dr. Brian Christine specializes in sensitive and knowledgeable male sexual health, both for cisgender and transgender men. With a degree from Emory and other respected hospitals and universities, he ultimately made the commitment to pursue excellence in those fields from his practice in nearby Birmingham, Alabama.
His practice is exclusively centered on erectile dysfunction, curvature of the penis, premature ejaculation, low testosterone, genital aesthetic surgeries like circumcision, scrotal aesthetic, penile girth and length enhancement. Of note, he specializes in erectile dysfunction in patients who have undergone female-to-male gender reassignment and the treatment of urinary incontinence following radical prostatectomy.
A passionate educator, Dr. Christine also hosts urologists from around the world who travel o Birmingham to observe him in the operating room. He has authored articles and conducted lectures on his specialties. His staff and surgical team are compassionate, highly motivated and qualified, and determined to provide the very best patient care.
3485 Independence Dr, Homewood, AL
Located in Amsterdam Wal, Replenish by NomadMD is an elective wellness boutique that specializes in Intravenous (IV) hydration and vitamin therapy focusing on Holistic Health and Wellness, Sports performance Enhancement, Beauty and Over-indulgence Relief (Hangovers). With a team of ER trained medical professionals, you’re in some of the most capable hands in Atlanta.
At Replinish, they believe happiness starts with good health. That’s why they are dedicated to enhancing the overall wellbeing of every client they treat. They are dedicated to offering an experience that leaves you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for any challenge you may face.
549 Amsterdam Ave NE
Alliance Community Pharmacy
1529 Piedmont Ave NE
Discount Nutrition Centers
1544 Piedmont Road NE, Ste 318