Three physicians at The University of Toledo Medical Center are starting a monthly clinic with comprehensive men’s health care.
The clinic will begin Tuesday, Feb. 17, then be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Urology Clinic of the Medical Pavilion at UTMC.
It is run by three UT Health specialists: Dr. Ajay Singla, urologist; Dr. Rajesh Gupta, cardiologist; and Dr. Juan Jaume, endocrionologist. They are assisted by Marc Crisenbery, a nurse practitioner in urology.
The collaboration among the different specialists offers an experience that is unique in the northwest Ohio area. Though similar clinics are becoming more popular across the country, this will be the first one in this region.
“We want our community to have a comprehensive care model dealing with men’s health,” Singla said.
The clinic’s emphasis is on common conditions like benign enlargement of the prostate, andropause, infertility, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, permanent sterilization, varicocele, sexual dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease and incontinence.
Many of these conditions affect a man’s quality of life and are often associated with other diseases such as hypertension, diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. They also can occur due to the treatment of diseases such as cancer.
“If we treat the patient as a whole and deal with all the issues, it will provide better health care,” Singla said. “That’s the whole idea — to bring everyone together so a patient can see all the specialists at the same time rather than having different appointments.”
Some of the services they will provide include fertility preservation/sperm retrieval, male fertility testing, vasectomies, penile prostheses, penile ultrasounds and dopplers, Peyronie’s treatment, sling procedures and artificial sphincter implants for incontinence, varicocelectomies, vasectomy reversals, testosterone replacement therapy, urodynamic testing, BPH treatment, non-surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction, and Botox therapy and neuromodulation for overactive bladder. Education on lifestyle changes — smoking cessation, weight loss management and dietary modifications — also will be available.
To make an appointment for the clinic, call 419.383.4360.