Frequently Asked Questions
What is Erectile Dysfuncion?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. While most men can achieve some degree of an erection, the concern is that it is not as firm or as long lasting as they like it to be.
How common is ED?
Studies suggest that over 50% of men over 45 years old have some degree of erectile dysfunction. Issues such as diabetes, obesity, and the use of medications for high blood pressure greatly increase the occurance.
What are the treatment options?
Treatment options vary based on a patient’s medical history, current pathologies, and any special circumstances. We have several treatment protocols available, including oral medications, injections, and vacuum pump systems.
What is the cost?
The cost for the office visit includes a detailed consultation with a licensed physician, a medical history, and a physical exam. Medication costs are in addition to the office visit and vary based on the specific protocol suggested. Plese call our officice for specific costs and any specials we may be offering.
Does insurance cover this?
We do not accept insurance because a vast majority of insurance carriers do not view Erectile Dysfunction as a medical problem. ED is often consider optional or elective care similar to botox and liposuction to insurance companies. Medicare, Access and HMO’s are prime examples of carriers who classify ED treatments this way. We often find that your Flex Medical or Health Savings Account will cover the costs.
Is an appointment necessary?
An appointment is not necessary but it is highly recommended. While we do take an occassional walk-in patient, it is subject to availability and you may have to wait for an extended period due to our full schedule. Our staff eagerly awaits your call to schedule an appointment at your convenience.