Should Men Be “Seeing” a Doctor Online for Their ED?

There's a wide range of treatment options for erectile dysfunction. So, why do most men not get treated? 

A shocking 75% of men with erectile dysfunction don’t get the treatment they need. That needs to change! Here, at The Male Method, we understand the embarrassment and frustration of erectile dysfunction. That’s why our practice makes treatment convenient with telemedicine.

You might be wondering how effective telemedicine is and how it can help with erectile dysfunction. We understand. That’s why we created this helpful guide. Read on to learn if “seeing” a doctor online is the right choice for treating your ED.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to get and maintain an erection enough for sexual intercourse. Men develop ED for many reasons, including advancing age as well as physical and psychological causes. 

It’s extremely common, impacting about 50% of men over 40 at some point in their lives. Younger men can also experience ED. In fact, as many as one out of every four ED patients are under 40.  

Having occasional trouble with erections is normal. But, when it starts to happen with more frequency it’s important to talk to your doctor. Without treatment, ED can lead to lower self-confidence, anxiety, and even relationship problems. 

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a service that allows you to have confidential appointments from the comfort of your home or office. All you need is a computer with working audio and video equipment or a telephone.

Our doctors provide this remote healthcare service because we care about your health. We also value your privacy, which is why we use technology that encrypts your data to ensure it remains protected. Don't worry, we abide by all federal privacy regulations so you can feel safe.

Why consider seeing a doctor online for my ED?

There are many reasons to use telemedicine as part of your ED treatment plan. Some of our patients don't live near our offices and use telemedicine to save on travel time. Others have a busy work week that prevents them from being able to get into the office. 

Telemedicine also enables you to schedule visits without worrying about finding childcare. And because we have convenient telemedicine appointment times, you’ll be able to schedule with your provider at The MaleMethod with ease.  

Are office visits necessary if I use telemedicine?

You’ll visit our office for physical exams, blood draws, and any physical treatments. For example, our doctors might decide to treat your ED using state-of-the-art extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as well as intracorporeal injections to improve blood flow. Our doctors also prescribe the latest in peptide therapy for erectile dysfunction, PT-141. 

In addition, based on your individual symptoms and health history, our team may prescribe oral medications for ED. You may choose to follow-up with a provider in the office or from the comfort of your own home. 

Should men “see” a doctor online for ED?

Absolutely! Talking to a doctor online can be the first step in creating a treatment plan, ensuring you won’t be part of the 75% of men whose ED goes untreated.

Ready to put ED behind you?

At The MaleMethod, we take pride in being the best in our field when it comes to treating ED and other men’s sexual health concerns. Don’t let your hectic schedule stop you from putting ED behind you. Visit our website to book an appointment today!

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