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. He completed his medical school training at Mount Sinai Medical School with honors, and he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. In addition, his residency required him to complete 6 months of oncology (cancer) training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. As a urologist in private practice, Dr. Blick has specialized in Men’s Health, Erectile Dysfunction, Male Incontinence, Peyronie’s Disease, and BPH (enlarged prostate). He is the founder of ED Specialists of Arizona (ed-specialists.com), a center of excellence for men’s health and penile implant surgery. In an attempt to raise community awareness about penile implants, he launched BeyondtheBluePill.com, a transformational radio marketing campaign that has allowed Dr. Blick to become widely recognized and within top 10 “penile implanters” in the United States. Academically, Dr. Blick has taught multiple courses on advanced techniques for penile prosthesis insertion, artificial urinary sphincters, and male slings.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a surprisingly common condition experienced by nearly 40 million American men. And contrary to popular belief, medical causes are found in 80 to 90% of the cases.
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...
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.
When it comes to ED, the five treatment options are Pills, Injections, Urethral Suppositories, Vacuum Erection Devices, and Penile Implants.
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.
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.