An appointment with your urologist, or men’s health doctor, is the first step toward better sexual health and well-being. At Affirm Clinic, we make sure our patients are comfortable and treated respectfully. Plus, our highly experienced providers deliver top-notch diagnostics and treatments, so conditions such as erectile dysfunction, low T, prostate issues, and more are a problem of the past.
What is a Men’s Health Clinic?
A men’s health clinic provides the medical services you need to achieve and maintain robust sexual health and function. For many men, problems with sexual function are embarrassing to confront and talk about with their primary care physician. If that’s the case with you, talk to a urologist, a men’s health expert who has a wealth of knowledge and experience treating all types of health problems exclusive to men. If you need to schedule your first appointment at a men’s health clinic, here is what to expect.
What Will Happen During My First Visit to a Men’s Health Clinic?
When you come to Affirm Clinic, you can expect professional, courteous service. You can also expect true interest in your sexual health concerns, along with proven medical solutions that really work.
When you come in for your first appointment, you will spend up to an hour with our knowledgeable, friendly, and all-male staff and your doctor, Dr. Victor Erlich. He’ll review your medical history and ask about your medications, lifestyle, and symptoms.
He will also perform a physical exam and ask questions pertinent to your sexual and urological function. For instance, the doctor may ask:
- Do you have nocturnal erections?
- Do you experience erectile dysfunction before or during intercourse?
- Do you have a curvature of your penis during an erection?
- Are you experiencing any pain with intercourse?
- Do you make several trips to the bathroom at night?
- What is your urine stream like?
- Is there any blood in your semen, or is there a foul odor?
- Do you have any job or family stress?
- Do you smoke?
- How much alcohol do you drink?
Questions like these help your doctor determine which diagnostic tests to perform and which conditions to rule out. Your doctor may ask you to get a blood test, urine test, or diagnostic imaging, depending on the conditions he wants to check for.
In some cases, these tests may be performed during your first appointment. It may also be possible that you will need to come back at another time to get the tests done. After the results from the tests are analyzed by your doctor, you will come to a follow-up appointment to discuss the results. At that point, you may be recommended for further testing, or given a treatment plan. This depends on the test results, your symptoms, and the specific condition you have.
Men’s Health Clinic in Edmonds, WA
If you are experiencing a urological, prostate, or sexual health problem, don’t delay seeking treatment. Schedule an appointment with our expert provider, Dr. Erlich, today. Call Affirm Clinic at (206) 231-6000, or use our convenient online appointment request form.