So last week I finally decided it was time to do something. From everything I’ve read, apparently the first step is to see your G.P. Well, that would be if they actually knew anything at all. I went to a walk-in G.P. as I don’t have a normal doctor. Told him I was transgendered and wanted to start transitioning. He thought I wanted a surgeon. I then told him that what I’m really after is a referral to a psychiatrist. He went through his book for specialists, the first one he came up with; someone who deals with acceptance. I then told him to look for Gender issues. He then found the only doctor in Perth that deals with it, Dr Russell Date. I got a referral letter from this G.P. and was on my way.
I got home and called his office, the receptionist told me that he was going on holidays and that all new patients would have to send in a referral and he would get back to us when he gets back. I sent in my referral then did a few searches on his name. Apparently he is VERY hard to get an appointment with. Considering he is the only doctor that deals with gender issues in the entire city of over 1.5 million people.
I guess all I can do now is hope that I can get an appointment sometime soon.