About The Mens health clinic
- We are aware of clinics that dispense medication at a 300% markup.
- Unlike some men’s health clinics, we do not sell medication from the premises.
- Prescribing is therefore correctly separated from financial inducement.
- We offer a range of compounding pharmacies to send your prescription directly to. We keep tabs on prices and can suggest cost-effective pharmacies that offer next day delivery.
- Repeat Prescriptions are provided to last at least 6 months.
- We are NOT a ‘testosterone-prescribing’ clinic – please do not book an appointment for TRT.
You will typically pay a good compounding pharmacy around $3 per single-use oral medication for ED or PE.
About The Doctor
Our Doctor is qualified as both a GP (FRACG) & as a Physician (MRCP Lond). His specialist interest in men’s health in The UK was demonstrated by regular teaching of GP Trainees about ED, ejaculation & prostate issues.
Men are less likely than women to seek help from a doctor. He feels that his main strengths as a men’s heath doctor are:
- Experience & Current knowledge of both health issues specific to men
- Being on the lookout for general health issues that men may not seek help for.
- The ability to put you at ease.
- Helping you to understand the problem – sometimes in a different way than you had anticipated.
In 2012, he opened a men’s health clinic in Manly West, and relocated his practice to Cleveland, Brisbane Bayside, in October 2018.
- Please note that we do not currently have the capacity to see new patients and apologise for the inconvenience.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the medical term for poor ‘quality’ erections. In other words, the erection isn’t hard enough to do the job.
Most guys seeking advice at our clinic have tried on-demand therapy better known as the ‘blue pill.’ There is a lot more to ED than that. You need to know the cause because ED can be the first sign of cardiovascular disease or a hormone issue. There are a large range of treatment options, many of which are more effective than ‘the blue pill.’
Read more about The causes and treatments of ED on our ED blog.
Premature Ejaculation (PE) can be really frustrating for men and their partners.
PE that starts from early adult life tends to be more ‘severe’ than late-onset PE. Behavioural therapy such as the ‘stop & start’ or ‘squeeze’ methods from the 1970s are worth a try but unlikely to work on their own. A recent major guideline states that ‘Behavioural therapy may be most effective when used to ‘add value’ to medical interventions.‘
In a nutshell, Medication can be very effective and is recommended first-line treatment for longstanding PE.
There is an important clinical role for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in accordance to national and international clinical guidelines. Our Doctor does regularly see guys for second opinions regarding the need to start or stop TRT. He ‘thinks like’ an Endocrinologist in that he is physician trained (MRCP UK) & always investigates the cause for testosterone deficiency.
The important point to note is that Our Doctor is unable to prescribe TRT for anything other than medical purposes.
The doctor is only able to continue TRT that was started by an Australian Endocrinologist, and he will need to contact the endocrinologist.
Please read the TRT blog prior to making an appointment regarding Testosterone prescribing – we do not wish you to be disappointed.
Conditions of The Scrotum or Testicle
- Hydrococele (fluid collection in the scrotum)
- Infection of the testicle (Orchitis) or, more common, the epididymis (epididymitis)
- Epididymal Cyst (very common, and can usually be diagnosed clinically without a scan)
Skin Conditions of the Male Genitalia
The rim around the head of the penis (the glans) may have small pink bumps called Penile Pearly Papules or ‘PPPs’ which doctors (annoyingly) call a ‘normal variation.’ Men often don’t see it this way. PPPs may be treated on-demand by Our Doctor with cryotherapy or electrocautery. You’ll need to make a long appointment. A penile block will ensure good anaesthesia.
Lymphocoele of the penis is revealed by a soft elongated swelling near the tip of the penis. Vigorous sexual activity may block The lymphatic drainage channels causing a build-up of lymphatic fluid. Lymphocoele is entirely harmless and is likely to go on its own.
Dermatological conditions of the male genitalia include Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Scabies, Balanitis (foreskin infection), molluscum, genital warts. Lichen Sclerosus and Lichen planus are important conditions to diagnose and treat. Around three quarters of these issues may be managed at the clinic whilst around a quarter require a referral to a Dermatologist.
Breast Enlargement in Men
Gynaecomastia is enlargement of the male breast tissue caused by excessive glandular tissue (True Gynaecomastia).
More common is Pseudo-Gynaeomastia which is caused by excessive fatty non-glandular tissue. The doctor distinguishes these two by a careful examination. True gynaecomastia is fairly common between the ages of 10 and 17, and in men age 50 to 70. The two questions that need answer are:
- Is there an underlying medical problem,
- Is it a cosmetic issue?
Blood tests are helpful, and medication may be worth a trial.
Chlamydia in Australia is now more common in males than females. STD Testing in heterosexual men involves a simple pee-in-a-pot and/or blood test. STD Testing in Men who have sex with men is easily arranged through self-taken swabs.
The prostate gland encircles the urethra at the base of the bladder. The urethra is a ‘pipe’ that channels urine from the bladder through to the tip of the penis.
The age-old description goes that the prostate is about the size of a walnut. Now think of an egg or Peach and you get the idea. The flow of urine is partially blocked, leading to poor urinary flow and other symptoms of benign prostate enlargement.
Expert examination and often and ultrasound will determine if the prostate is enlarged.
Find out from The Prostate Questionnaire if you have significant symptoms.
Prostate Cancer Testing a very common issue at the men’s health clinic. Guys who read around PSA blood testing are often surprised by the controversies. Thankfully, a raised PSA is usually caused by Benign enlargement of the prostate rather than prostate cancer.
GENERAL HEALTH ISSUES IN MEN
The men’s health paradox that that:
- Men are likely to seek medical help than women.
- Yet many conditions occur more commonly in men
The following conditions are more common in men than women:
- Sleep Apnoea: 2-3 times more commonly in men than women.
- Heart Attacks occurs on average around 10 years earlier in men.
- High Blood Pressure is more common in men than women before the age of around 45.
- Haemochromatosis (Iron Overload).
- Kidney Stones: 70% occur in men
‘She’ll be right’ is a great Australian saying as long as we don’t run away from the occasional health checkup!
Many cancers occur more frequently in men than women, for example:
- Skin Cancer
- Bowel Cancer. About 1 in 21 men and 1 in 30 women will develop bowel cancer before the age of 75, yet Men are less likely to return the ‘poo’ sample than women. The taxpayers pay for the test because it is a good one. Do the Test! It will take you just a few minutes.
- Lung Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
A final mention of a tragically important health issue in men. In Queensland, 75.7% of suicides occur in men. Nearly 12 men every week die by suicide in Queensland. Male suicide is 27% higher in Queensland than the national average.
Guys often sit on health issues for a long time before doing something about them. We hope that you will feel confident enough to take the plunge and make an appointment after this brief soirée through the range of issues that we typically see at the clinic.
You may book your appointment fully online.
- Book fully online below.
- $30 deposit secures an appointment.
- Complete the secure men’s health clinic registration form prior to your appointment – you are sent the link with the confirmation email.
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Common Issues seen at The Clinic