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Erectile Dysfunction and the Cardiovascular Disease Connection

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is defined by the National Institutes of Health as the inability of a man to achieve and maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual activity.  ED is extremely prevalent, affecting up to 30 million men in the United States...
Oct 9th, 2019

Mens’ Health-The Silent Health Care Crisis

According to the Men’s Health Network, “there is a silent health crisis in America” as men die approximately 5 years earlier than women based on CDC data from 2014.  
Jul 12th, 2019

New Frontiers with Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Over the last 2 decades, there has been growing awareness of the impact of testosterone deficiency (TD) on men’s health. This includes body composition (reduced muscle mass and increased body fat), bone density, mood, and quality of life.
May 12th, 2019

Is Testosterone Treatment Good for the Prostate?

Despite the well-proven benefits for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), physicians are still fearful that testosterone may cause the progression of undiagnosed prostate cancer (PCa) or its development with advancing age.
Oct 1st, 2018

3 Interesting Facts About Penile Implants

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is an uncomfortable subject for many men to discuss, let alone treat.  Despite the widespread use of non-surgical treatments for ED (Pills, Injections, Urethral Suppositories &Vacuum Devices) the fact is a majority of men...
Jul 11th, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Penile Implant

No matter what position you hold, whether you’re a high-powered lawyer or blue-collar worker, there are certain common issues and concerns for men. One such example is worrying about reproductive health and potency.
Apr 27th, 2018

Health Check | Dr. Blick on 12 News

My main message during Prostate Cancer Awareness month is to let people know that if you do have complications that develop after Prostate Cancer Treatment, including Erectile Dysfunction or Urinary Incontinence, we have solutions!
Sep 19th, 2017

Prostate Cancer Awareness | KTAR News

The American Cancer Society estimates that in the year 2017, 161,360 men will develop prostate cancer and 26,730 men will die from the disease, suggesting that Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
Sep 14th, 2017

Misconceptions | Q&A with Dr. Blick

In this video I discuss my mission of wanting people to understand that the penile implant is the single best treatment option beyond the pill. There's a lot of misinformation out there, and it is too good of a solution with such great success...
Aug 10th, 2017

Throwback Thursday | Dr. Blick on ABC

Back in June of 2016, I had the pleasure of being on ABC's Sonoran Living to talk about the importance of creating a dialogue about Men's Sexual Health for Men's Health Month, especially if you or someone you love is a sufferer of Erectile Dysfunction.
Jul 27th, 2017

How Does A Penile Implant Work?

So by now hopefully you’ve at least heard of the Penile Implant. But you might be wondering, how exactly does it work?
Jun 1st, 2017

How I Advocate the Best Treatment Option for Each Patient

When talking about treatment options, we have to look at all of the reversible causes of Erectile Dysfunction.  After careful consideration of Low T, Low Thyroid, High Cholesterol and Triglycerides, Diabetes, Blood pressure medications, Antidepressant...
May 18th, 2017

The Categories and Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Today we will explore the different categories of Erectile Dysfunction and what their causes might be. Depending on the origin of each case of ED, whether medical or psychological, there are different methods of analysis and treatment.
Apr 20th, 2017

What is Erectile Dysfunction and who does it effect?

It is my hope that by bringing the topic of Erectile Dysfunction into the light, we can start to develop an open dialogue about this debilitating condition that so many men struggle with today. No longer will ED be a taboo discussion that many prefer...
Apr 4th, 2017

Dr. Blick

Dr. Shawn Blick, M.D. is the founder and president of the premier urology group, Valley Urologic Associates. He has practiced in Phoenix, Arizona for 18 years, and he was awarded TOP DOCTOR by Phoenix Magazine in 2009 and 2015.
Feb 16th, 2017