If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving, a skilled urologist can determine whether the issue may be on your side or on hers, or both. Fortunately, there are many treatment options for infertility, but success depends upon whether the underlying issue is specifically addressed.
Here in the Charlotte area, Dr. Richard Natale is an experienced urologist who has a special focus on treating men’s health issues, including male infertility. Let’s talk about what he can do to treat your infertility, his professional and educational background, and how you can schedule a private consultation.
How Dr. Natale Treats Male Infertility
Thanks to Dr. Natale’s extensive training and years of experience in urology, he knows that the first step is to pinpoint the cause of infertility. He will likely request that you undergo one or more tests in order to get to the root of the issue.
This may include a blood test and/or an imaging scan. Each test will help to either provide the answer or narrow down the potential causes by process of elimination.
If you are diagnosed by Dr. Natale as having low testosterone (low-T), this is likely the underlying cause of infertility. It does tend to happen to men who are over age 40, just like fertility in women decreases sharply after age 40.
Decreased levels of testosterone in a man leads to low energy, weight gain, hair loss, irritability, erectile dysfunction, and low sex drive. If left untreated, low-T can lead to medical conditions, certainly including infertility. This is why Dr. Natale will first test your testosterone levels with a semen analysis in order to determine whether this is the cause of your infertility.
Dr. Natale’s Education and Training Background
Dr. Natale earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from the University of Southern California. He went to medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, and then completed a residency in urology at the University of Florida in 2009.
Dr. Natale chose to practice medicine in North Carolina for its unique blend of friendly people, astonishing natural beauty, and the world-renowned medical community. He is a board-certified urologist and serves as chief of urology at Atrium Health Cabarrus–Northeast hospital.
Top Urologist in Charlotte, NC
For male fertility issues, ED, low-T, urinary issues, or prostate issues, trust Dr. Natale to get to the root of the problem and to help you treat it successfully. He is noted as a top urologist here in the Charlotte and Concord area focusing on men’s health.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with Dr. Natale, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (704) 786-5131 or by filling out our easy-to-use online appointment request form now. We look forward to being your healthcare provider.