How to Choose the Best Urologist for Erectile Dysfunction
If you have decided to finally seek treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), your next step is to find the best urologist in the area. However, how do you go about deciphering whether one urologist is better than another for you?
Let’s talk about how to choose a urologist to treat your erectile dysfunction, and where you can go in the Concord, Mint Hill, and Charlotte area for world-class urology care.
Choosing a Urologist to Treat ED
There are many effective ways to treat ED, and they are available from a urologist. Your urologist may even suggest that you try a combination therapy, such as diet and prescription treatment, because the doctor will determine what is causing your ED in order to recommend ED treatment that works for you.
When selecting a urologist, consider doing the following:
Look for Board-Certification and Excellent Patient Reviews
Check your prospective urologist’s website to find out whether the doctor is board-certified – it will say so in their bio. Note that “board-eligible” is not the same thing and doesn’t ensure that the urologist is as highly qualified as you’d like. You’re looking for a doctor who treats men with ED every day, so they really know what they’re doing when recommending treatment for each individual.
Also read what the urologist’s patients have to say. Look for what is said about the doctor’s professionalism, medical knowledge, bedside manner, ability to answer questions, and respect of your time. Patients will likely say what the doctor helped them treat, and look for patterns.
Review the Doctor’s List of Services and Specialties
Consider whether the list (on the physician’s practice website) includes the latest in ED treatments. The doctor should be able to provide or administer ED medications, such as Cialis and Viagra, as well as inflatable and semi-rigid penile implants, vacuum-assisted devices, injection therapy, and more.
How ED Happens
Many people assume that erectile dysfunction occurs simply due to age, but this isn’t always true – and it isn’t the whole story.
Some of the most common factors that contribute to the incidence of ED are the following:
- Obesity and increased waist size
- Depression, anxiety, and stress
- Smoking and excessive alcohol use
- Poor diet (high in fats and processed foods)
- Chronic conditions, such as low testosterone (low-T), diabetes, or cardiovascular disease
- Some prescription medications, such as antihypertensives and antidepressants
Men’s Health and Urology Clinic in Concord and Charlotte, NC
Dr. Richard Natale is board-certified in urology and is the chief of urology at Atrium Health Cabarrus – Northeast Hospital. Charlotte Magazine has named him a “Top Doc,” and he has published many abstracts and articles in professional urology journals.
Dr. Natale has been successfully treating men who have erectile dysfunction for many years, and he can help you as well. If you have any questions or would like to schedule 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 appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you achieve optimum sexual health!