• MEN’S HEALTH DOCTOR

    ED + PE

    men's health clinic Brisbane Bayside

ABOUT OUR MEN’S HEALTH CLINIC

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

Dr Beatty 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.

SEXUAL HEALTH

  • Please note that we do not currently have the capacity to see new patients and apologise for the inconvenience.

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

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

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.

GENERAL HEALTH ISSUES SPECIFIC TO MEN

Testosterone Deficiency

There is an important clinical role for testosterone replacement therapy  (TRT) in accordance to national and international clinical guidelines. Dr Beatty 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 Dr Beatty 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 Dr Beatty 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.

STD Testing

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.

PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT

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.

NORMAL PROSTATE

Normal Prostate

ENLARGED PROSTATE

Enlarged Prostate

Prostate Cancer

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:

‘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:

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.

FAQ – Dr Richard Beatty

Every day. At least 50% of his men’s health consultations relate to ED or PE.

Absolutely but he does of course need to stick to the regulations and only treat genuine testosterone deficiency.

We welcome referral letters but these are not required. Please bring along any blood tests that you might have.

Guys will often come direct to Dr Richard Beatty for one of these reasons:

  • The topic feels too embarrassing to discuss with their usual GP.
  • You want to see a doctor with expertise in men’s health.
  • The range of therapies is outside what their normal GP would offer.

A referral to a sub-specialist will be required for:

  • Biopsy of the head of the penis (The glans)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • A ‘large prostate’ that may require surgery
  • Guys with lichen sclerosus
  • Further consideration of a penile implant
  • Consideration of Vascular interventions for ED

FAQ – The Men’s Health Clinic

What is the cost of medications that I may require?

Men with ED will typically require a prescription.

We have no financial connection (directly or indirectly) with any pharmacy supplier – this is good professional practice, ethical, and is also good business sense. Guys come to our clinic because we known what we are doing and are pricing is competitive and transparent.

We are also ‘in the know’ when it comes to prices of ED Medication, and is able to provide you with information that can save over 80% of the cost of standard pharmacy prices.

Face to Face appointment prices.

    • 1st appointment: The ‘out of pocket’ price is $101.05. The total price is  $175 but you get back’ $73.95 from medicare.
    • Subsequent short appointment: The ‘out of pocket’ price is $46.80. The total price is $85 but you get back $38.20 from medicare.

We ask for $30 deposit to secure your appointment.

Note that availability for appointments is limited, and availability is the same for appointments booked online or over the phone.

We do not have the capacity for video consultations for new patients, and apologise or the inconvenience.

Patients who have already consulted via video may phone the practice to arrange a follow up telehealth appointment.

You first appointment should be a ‘long appointment.’

Your first mens health appointment

Your first appointment is a long appointment.

Subsequent Appointment Schedule

  • ED Requires a 2nd long appointment.
  • PE requires a 2nd short appointment.
  • Testosterone that may require TRT requires a 2nd long appointment.

The easiest way to book is simply to Check The Men’s Health appointment schedule below and secure your appointment online.

You are welcome to call us on 07 3073 3917 – just let our lovely staff know that you wish to make a ‘men’s health appointment.’

BOOK ONLINE

Please accept our apologies that we have reached capacity and are not able to see new patients at this time.

  • 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.

Mens Health Posts

Common Issues seen at The Clinic

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction - What are the range of treatment options available?
Testosterone Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Low Testosterone has a wide range of causes. What is the normal range, symptoms, causes and treatment options?
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Klinefelter Syndrome

Most men with Klinefelter Syndrome are unaware they have an extra Chromosome. Why does this matter?
PSA Test Brisbane

Prostate Cancer Test

Why are Doctors being told there are too many men getting Prostate Cancer Blood Tests? Should I get a PSA test?

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