How is the care you offer different than what I could receive from my primary care physician or a clinic that specializes in the treatment of erectile dysfunction?
The treatment of sexual dysfunction is a specialized field, with ongoing advances in care. Many busy primary care physicians - because of the wide breadth of disorders they treat - may not be aware of all the available options that are employed in our center.
Likewise, clinics that focus only on symptomatic treatment of e.d. do not treat the whole patient. They may not have specialized medical professionals on staff to assess and address the physical causes that - almost always - trigger e.d. We offer a range of treatment options for long-term restoration of sexual function.
Who is the Medical Director of the Male Care Center?
Dr. David Sobel, the medical director of the Male Care Center at Urology Associates, is an American Board Certified urologist, the only kind of medical specialist specifically trained to diagnose and treat all forms of male sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Sobel has been in the practice of urology for more than 15 years. He now has focused his practice on male sexual dysfunction with a wide range of treatment including penile implants and hormone replacement. He treats men with Peyronie's disease and a wide variety of urology conditions including stone disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and performs vasectomies.
Will my visit to your center be confidential?
All information disclosed to the clinical staff is kept strictly confidential. No findings or results are released to anyone without the consent of the patient.
Do you accept walk-in patients?
We believe we can better and more efficiently serve our patients if visits are by appointment.. If any regular patient has an urgent issue, he would be seen on an unscheduled basis.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
As with any physician appointment, we ask that you bring your insurance card, physician referral forms (if required by your insurance), a list of prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking (including dose and frequency), pertinent information about your medical and surgical history, and any recent X-rays or appropriate records. Patients with Peyronie's Disease/penile curvature are asked to bring digital pictures to illustrate their problem if possible.
We also have three questionnaires that we'd like you to print and complete prior to your visit:
Can my partner come to my appointment?
We invite partners, spouses, or significant others to accompany patients to any visit.
Will my insurance pay for treatment at the Male Care Center?
Insurance reimbursement for medical services is becoming more difficult to predict or guarantee. Some insurance plans withhold coverage for what we do, but in general Medicare and third-party payers cover most of the cost of our services. We will do all that is possible to collect payment from these carriers. Co-pays and deductibles are due and payable when care is rendered.
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