How do I find the right doctor for erectile dysfunction?

If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction (ED) you would probably see your primary care physician or a urologist. Your primary care physician sees you more frequently than other doctors, and will have the most complete understanding of your medical history and the medications you are taking.
You may also see your cardiologist, neurologist, or psychiatrist if you have cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis, or are suffering from depression. These conditions and the medications that treat them can contribute to, or worsen, ED.
A urologist, who specializes in problems of the urinary system and male reproductive system, can also diagnose and treat ED. Depending on your health insurance provider you may need a referral from your primary care physician before you can see a specialist.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your primary care doctor can diagnose and treat erectile dysfunction (ED). He or she may refer you to a urologist, a doctor who specializes in sexual problems in men, as well as urinary problems in both men and women. If you would rather work with a urologist from the get-go, tell your doctor, who can make the referral. If your ED has its roots in psychological problems, such as depression or relationship problems, or an alcohol or drug problem, your doctor may make a different referral, such as to a psychologist or to an alcohol abuse counselor.

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