We’ve all been there.  You’re in the room with a new doctor who starts to squirm when you mention your sexuality.

Or you’ve surely encountered the doctor that knows next to nothing about PrEP.  Considering how much you’re paying your general practitioner to take care of you, you want to be sure they’re well versed in gay health.  Gay-friendly doctors provide a sense of comfort that other physicians don’t.  But it can be difficult to find them.  Unlike your neighborhood gay bar or local gay-friendly business, the doctor’s office doesn’t have a rainbow flag waving out front.  If you’re searching for a new doc in the New York area, you’re in the luck.  These are the best gay-friendly doctors in the city.

Eugene Festa, M.D. (One Medical Group)

One Medical Group is like the Equinox of the healthcare industry.  It’s a membership-only network that grants you access to top of the line facilities, short waits, and, most important, outstanding care.  Eugene Festa is one of several doctors at One Medical who specialize in LGBTQ health.  His patients are over-the-moon about the time he takes to answer questions and explain treatment options.  

Eugene Festa, M.D.
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Frank Spinelli, M.D.

Not only is Frank Spinelli a gay-friendly doctor.  He’s an advocate in (and member of) the community.  He’s served on the Board of Directors for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis since 2012.  Also, his office is located in the heart of Chelsea, one of New York’s gayest neighborhoods.  And the reviews?  “Dr. S is one of the finest, most gracious MDs I’ve ever been to. He couldn’t have been more genuine and down to Earth,” wrote Buzz H. on Yelp.

Frank Spinelli, M.D.
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John Andrilli, M.D.

John Andrilli just might have more 5-star ratings than any other gay-friendly doctor on Yelp.  Sam W. commented, “Dr. Andrilli is a fantastic doctor who is sympathetic, listens, LGBT-friendly, and extremely skilled at what he does…. He’s a brilliant doctor.”  Andrilli is currently an Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai’s School of Medicine and specializes in internal medicine.  He maintains a 4.9 patient experience rating on Mount Sinai’s official website.

John Andrilli, M.D.
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Jeremy Stoepker, M.D.

Jeremy Stoepker is a favorite of gay New Yorkers on the city’s Upper West Side.  He rotates between 3 offices, all above 70th Street.  But he maintains impeccable bedside manner at each one.  His ZocDoc page features literally thousands of reviews, all raves.  “Dr. Stoepker is very welcoming and professional.  Great conversationalist and really knows his patients.  He remembers everything you tell him even from months before,” wrote Brandon F.  Kyle G. adds that he “addresses sexual health matter-of-factly and nonjudgmentally.”  Exactly what we need!

Jeremy Stoepker, M.D.
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Eamonn Vitt, M.D.

Eamon Vitt isn’t just gay-friendly.  He specializes in our community’s health issues.  HIV Prevention, PrEP, HIV treatment, and general gay men’s health are all part of his repertoire.  And with over 900 5-star reviews on ZocDoc, it seems he’s talented at what he does.  “If you’re a gay man, I especially recommend him.  He’s extremely well informed in regard to HIV and gay men’s health and very personable,” Gerardo V. wrote.  

Eamonn Vitt, M.D.
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John Dellosso, M.D.

John Dellosso continues to pop up on the gay community’s shortlist for medical care.  It helps that he’s located just footsteps from the West Village.  When it comes to an open and honest atmosphere, he’s top notch.  Soul Y. wrote, “He made me feel comfortable to discuss all the concerns and questions that I had, and he didn’t seem to be judgmental at all, which is very important to me.”  

John Dellosso, M.D.
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Victoria Albina, M.D.

For those interested in a more holistic approach to their health issues, a gay-friendly doctor is still important.  Victoria Albina understands that and brings her expertise to Heart Beets Holistic.  Sebastian M. described her as “hyper-competent when it comes to holistic medicine and LGBT care.”  Regardless of your approach to your health, there’s a doctor out there who’s a perfect match.

Victoria Albina, M.D.
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