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Which specialists treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

The particular type of physician or medical specialist who treats erectile dysfunction (ED) will depend on the cause of the problem and the receptivity (willingness to listen) displayed by the physician or health care provider. Based on your current health, medical history and family medical history, your doctor or health care provider may initially treat you with oral medications (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra). If this fails, he or she may refer you to a urologist or someone who specializes in sexual dysfunction.
Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology

Specialists that treat erectile dysfunction include:

  • Cardiologist - a doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels
  • Endocrinologist - a doctor who specializes in the study of the internal or hormonal secretions and how they act in the body   
  • Neurologist - a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the neuromuscular system, specifically the nerves and muscles
  • Internist - a doctor who specializes in internal medicine, the study of diseases in adults particularly those related to internal organs
  • Primary care physician - a doctor who is a general practitioner, a family practice doctor, or internist
  • Psychiatrist - a doctor who specializes in the treatment of mental disorders
  • Psychologist - a doctor or professional who specializes in the study of the behavior of humans and related mental and physical processes
  • Urologist - a doctor who specializes in diseases and problems of the genitourinary tract, which includes the kidneys, adrenal glands, the bladder, the prostate gland, the testicles and related structures
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