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What medical specialists diagnose erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you think you have erectile dysfunction (ED), start with your primary care doctor, who can diagnose you using your medical and sexual history, a physical checkup, lab tests, and other tests and questionnaires. If you need a specialist, you have choices. You may want to see a urologist, a doctor who specializes in urinary and sexual health. If ED is affecting your relationship, you may benefit from working with a sexual therapist who has experience working with ED. Your doctor may also refer you to other specialists, such as a cardiologist if you have heart problems, or a psychologist or psychiatrist if depression is the main cause of your ED.
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.

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