Put The Sizzle Back Into Your Summer
We’ve suffered through the dark, dreary days of winter and grown tired of enduring cold temperatures, heavy clothing and limited exposure to sunlight. Things seem to change when spring arrives, as our testosterone blossoms right alongside the fl owers. Everywhere we go — whether it’s the beach, the lake or the park — people are wearing less clothing.You become stimulated as you see female joggers in short shorts or bikini-clad women tanning on the beach.
Suddenly, you’re in the mood for amoré. There’s only one problem: for whatever reason, you cannot achieve an erection or maintain one long enough to fi nish having intercourse.
Don’t fret because you’re not alone.According to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, more than 18 million men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction. It can affect men of any age, although it is much more common in men ages 50 and older.
Erectile dysfunction can lead to stress, relationship problems and low self-esteem.Plus, the problem could stem from more serious health issues such as heart disease or diabetes. For these reasons, it is vitally important to consult a physician.
This issue announces the historic launching of The EDC (Erectile Dysfunction Consortium). The EDC is an association of multiple physicians belonging to different specialties, but with the same common goal of diagnosing and treating male sexual dysfunction to achieve the best possible outcome. This is a unique concept and represents a most comprehensive approach to a rather complex but very treatable disorder.
Although there are ED clinics in other Parts of the country there is not a single consortium pooling it’s resources to tackle this problem in a systematic fashion.
The primary care physicians screen and perform preliminary workup for Patients with ED. The patients with hormonal dysfunction are further evaluated by Dr. Hall while the others are further evaluated by Dr. Carroll.Specialized ED testing is performed by Terry Kimball from Sonosource.
Patients with neurological ED are referred to Dr. Smirnoff, while the ones with urological ED are seen by Dr. Klimberg and Dr. Johnson. Finally the patients with vascular ED are treated by Dr. Qamar.
|50 million||men in the United States and Europe who suffer from erectile dysfunction|
|600,000||men who are seen by medical professionals each year due to problems with erectile dysfunction|
|90 percent||of men with erectile dysfunction who can benefit from various treatment methods offered|
National Institutes of Health
DR. ASAD QAMAR
Dr. Asad Qamar has practiced in Ocala for 12 years, forming many wonderful relationships and helping patients enjoy a higher quality of life. He prides himself on combining the newest technologies, advanced expertise and personalized attention patients demand and deserve. As a testament to his passion for helping people, Dr. Qamar sees and treats uninsured and Medicaid patients. A graduate of King Edward Medical University in Pakistan, he completed both his residency and fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. He is board certified in interventional cardiology and rated a five-star doctor by HealthGrades®, one of the country’s leading healthcare ratings organizations.
This group of concerned and conscientious physicians and specialists met for the first time to discuss erectile dysfunction, its various causes and the most effective treatments available today. The causes, ranging from waning testosterone levels, to physical injury, to neurological issues, to arterial blockages were noted, extensively discussed, and addressed.
ON MAY 23, 2011 THE AREA’S TOP E.D. EXPERTS GATHERED TO EXCHANGE THE LATEST INFORMATION AND IDEAS.
The consortium was a tremendous success as the various specialists shared their extensive knowledge of E.D., carefully explaining the ups and downs of the disease from the viewpoint of their particular area of expertise; sharing insights that otherwise might not have been discovered. In this first of many meetings, neurologists, urologists, specialists in hormone therapy, and vascular specialists all contributed in their specialized field.
RISING TO THE OCCASION One in ten men worldwide and over 30 million American men suffer some form of erectile dysfunction.The trained professionals attending the inaugural meeting of the Erectile Dysfunction Consortium are dedicated to effectively treating this disease in area patients. Pooling their knowledge and resources they are intent on defeating this debilitating malady
// E.D. expert // DOUGLAS C. HALL, M.D. At age 55, with 35 years as an OB/GYN physician Dr.Hall suffered from numerous diseases, including erectile dysfunction and depression. Doctors told him those problems are natural for men his age. Unsatisfi ed with that answer, Dr. Hall began studying biochemistry and learned how the body works. He realized erectile dysfunction is often a warning sign for more serious problems, such as heart disease, cancer and anemia. Therefore, he begun treating the underlying cause of the disease rather than masking symptoms with medication.By teaming with Dr. Asad Qamar, they work together to discover whether ED is a vascular, chemical, nutritional or hormonal problem. “We work as a team to bring patients desired results,” he said. “We discover how the body became dysfunctional and use functional medicine so patients can return to normalcy. That’s why we’re both so passionate about what we do.”