Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem experienced by men of all ages. It involves the general inability to get or maintain an erection, often due to underlying health issues. This can wreak havoc in your relationships, as well as with your mental health. At Lazare Urology, we are here to help.
As a board-certified urologist and an expert in men’s sexual health, Dr. Jonathan Lazare offers trusted patient service and the latest treatments for erectile dysfunction. Located in Brooklyn, NY, he is one of the only providers offering national telehealth care for ED. To find out more about the options available, call or contact our office online today.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
For men, being able to perform sexually is of major importance. Problems in this area can impact your relationship with your partner, your ability to start a family, and your overall self-image and mental health. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem but, despite statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) indicating more than 30 million men are afflicted, it remains a topic many are uncomfortable talking about.
Erectile dysfunction manifests in many forms and is more than just not being able to get an erection. It may include:
- Getting only a partial erection;
- Getting an erection but being unable to maintain it;
- Being unable to ejaculate;
- Premature ejaculation;
- A generally reduced sex drive.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Male sexual desire is complicated. It coordinates signals from a variety of areas, including the brain, heart, hormones, and nerve endings. At its core, erectile dysfunction occurs due to a lack of blood flow to the penis, but there could be multiple underlying reasons. Each case is different but some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- Heart disease;
- High cholesterol;
- High blood pressure;
- Clogged blood vessels;
- Diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis;
- Leading an unhealthy lifestyle, which includes smoking, drinking to excess, or being overweight;
- Taking certain types of medications;
- Sleep disorders;
- Low testosterone;
- Mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, and stress.
How Telehealth Treatment Can Help
At Lazare Urology, we have decades’ worth of experience successfully treating clients who are suffering from erectile dysfunction and associated symptoms. Via telehealth services, we offer a discreet and highly effective way to address the problem, without having to travel or sit in a crowded doctor’s office. This includes
- Diagnosis of erectile dysfunction;
- Determining the potential underlying causes;
- Discussing treatment options, both for underlying causes of ED and for erectile dysfunction itself;
- Managing your medical care and making modifications to treatments as needed;
- Providing ongoing follow-up visits and support.
Experiencing Erectile Dysfunction? Request A Telehealth Appointment Today
Telehealth makes successfully treating erectile dysfunction easier, providing you access to one of the leading experts in the field. Dr. Lazare is unique, both regarding his experience and that he is one of the only providers offering ED services nationally online. Get the high-end, quality medical care you need to address this problem and call or contact Lazare Urology online to schedule a telehealth appointment today.
What are the Benefits of Telemedicine?
Telemedicine offers many advantages—particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the advantages of telehealth include:
- No need to worry about transportation;
- No need to take time off from work;
- More flexibility in scheduling;
- Better options for group participation (spouse, family, etc); and
- You still get top-quality urologic care, including access to specialists.
Can a Telemedicine Appointment Work for Urology?
Yes. Urology is a comprehensive field. It is the branch of medicine that is focused on the male/female urinary system as well as the male reproductive system. There are a number of different urologic issues that are well-suited for telehealth services, including initial diagnostic questions, follow-up care, wound healing, medication-related issues, and quality of life matters.
What Types of Urologic Conditions are Suited for Telemedicine?
A wide range of different urology issues can be dealt with, at least partially, through telemedicine. In fact, many new patients start with a telemedicine urologic appointment. Whether you have questions or concerns about non-emergency urinary tract infections (UTIs), peyronie’s disease (PD), prostate inflammation, urinary reflux, erectile dysfunction, or other male sexual matters, an experienced urologist can provide guidance and support in a confidential setting.
Note: To be clear, some urologic conditions require a physical examination by an experienced urologist. If you are unsure if a physical appointment is necessary in your case, please contact us for help.
Are Telehealth Services Still Covered By Insurance?
Yes. Medicare Part B and Medicaid (in New York State) provide coverage for telehealth services. In addition, most private market individual health insurance plans and employer-based health insurance plans provide coverage for reasonable and necessary telemedicine services. If you have specific questions about insurance coverage, our team of professionals can help.
Will My Private Health Information Be Kept Safe in a Telemedicine Appointment?
Yes. The security of your private, sensitive health information is of the utmost importance. At Lazare Urology, our practice provides confidential telehealth services to patients. We are in full compliance with the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). A telemedicine appointment is always completely confidential.
Contact Us Today for Help
To find out more about erectile dysfunction and treatment options, call or contact Dr. Lazare and book a telemedicine appointment There are no other national websites offering these types of visits with an experienced, board-certified urologist. Take the first step and reach out today.
— Model, not actual patient