Sexual Health Specialist Doctors


Sexual Medicine Specialists


QLMC has a comprehensive sexual medicine program serving men and women in Tucson. Our diverse team of sexual health specialist doctors includes your primary care provider, sexual medicine experts, mental health counselors and more. Importantly we treat sexual disorders in the intimacy of a family practice setting, assuring a comfortable, confidential environment in which we treat your sexual disorder as part of treating your whole person.

Sexual Medicine options

Common Sexual Disorders


A healthy sex life is important to your overall well-being. But issues with sexual arousal, libido, and performance can get in the way of your confidence and pleasure. At Quality of Life Medical Centers our specialists offer multiple sexual medicine solutions to help you enjoy the quality of life you desire.

Typical disorders treated here at QLMC are:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sexual arousal disorder
  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
  • Low libido
  • Low testosterone
  • Vulvodynia
  • Sexual pain
  • Vestibulodynia
  • Priapism
  • Anorgasmia
  • Persistent genital arousal disorder

Sexual Medicine Treatment Options


Treatment options for sexual disorders can be one type. Sometimes combinations of two or more therapies work better. Doctors at QLMC work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

PRP Therapy

PRP or Platelet-Rich-Plasma therapy is used to treat sexual dysfunction. This uses platelets derived from your blood.

Medicines

Doctors use medications to treat the sexual health conditions that occur due to hormone imbalances.

Hormone Therapy

Apart from medications, hormone imbalances can also be treated via hormone therapy. A QLMC doctor inserts pellets under your skin. The pellets then deliver hormones in regular intervals to maintain the levels.

Injections

Some medicines like testosterone are more effective when administered via an injection.

Sexual Psychology

Sexual psychology can help treat low libido, erectile dysfunction, and many other concerns.

Bioidentical Hormone Optimization

Bioidentical Hormone Optimization for Men and Women, or more commonly called, bioTE consists of hormone pellets that are placed under the skin and release bioidentical estrogen and testosterone into the body as needed. In use since 1939, hormone pellets contain the same chemical structure as your body’s natural hormones and may last as long as 4 months, meaning no more weekly injections or patches. Patients tell us they experience:

  1. Increased energy and muscle strength
  2. Greater ability to lose weight
  3. Increased mental clarity
  4. Feelings of youth and happiness
  5. Enhanced quality of life.

Surgery & Procedures

Certain complex conditions need surgery when nothing else works. Our team of trained surgeons complete the procedure. We oversee the recovery period as you heal from the surgery.
FAQ
What are common sexual disorders treated with sexual medicine?

At Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, the team addresses issues such as erectile dysfunction in men and female sexual arousal disorder in women.

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Erectile dysfunction describes the inability to get or keep an erection and reduced sexual desire. Occasional sexual dysfunction isn’t a cause for concern, but chronic issues can indicate an underlying problem. Our specialists review your overall health and offer appropriate treatments so you can once again enjoy your sex life. We offer GAINSWave®, a treatment that uses shockwave therapy to promote better erections and improved sexual performance is one treatment that we offer. We also offer BioTE®, a long-lasting pelleted version of testosterone supplement.

SEXUAL AROUSAL DISORDER

Women sometimes experience sexual dysfunction in the form of sexual arousal disorder. In this condition, a woman may still desire sex but can’t get aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity, meaning lubrication and pleasure are diminished. Vaginal rejuvenation techniques stimulate the restoration of healthy vaginal tissue that’s more lubricated and strong, making sexual encounters more pleasurable and satisfying. Ask Dr. McGettigan about these sexual medicine options for women.

HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDER

Both sexes can also suffer hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which is an inhibited sexual desire. When men or women have a lack of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity, it can indicate a clinical condition that is treated with multiple strategies offered by Dr. McGettigan.

What doctor do I see for sexual health?

You can either see a primary care physician or an ob-gyn for your sexual health conditions. Depending on your need, your doctor will refer you to a specialist.

Or you can see one at QLMC Medical and Research center. Our doctors are capable of helping you with all your sexual problems. Even the ones caused due to low hormones.

What type of doctor helps with erectile dysfunction?

Primary care doctors, an endocrinologist, or urologist can diagnose and treat erectile dysfunction. Though their areas of expertise differ, they will be able to help examine and diagnose you. However, when it comes to treatment, you may be referred to a specialist.

How can a woman improve her sexual health?
Scientists have found that many factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause can affect a woman’s sex drive. Stress, illness or the presence of medications all take their toll on our hormone levels which in turn affects sexual desire. If you notice any drastic changes to your arousal level then it is important to speak with medical professionals who will be able to pinpoint what might be causing this change for you specifically–even though these types of discussions may feel weird at first glance!