What to Expect


Balancing chronic medical conditions with sexual health can help to maintain healthy relationships and wellbeing throughout all stages of life.

Appointments and Referrals

Call us at 401-793-4636 (4MEN) for more information about our services, or to make an appointment, or refer a patient.

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location

The Men's Health Center
The Miriam Hospital/Fain Building
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Note: The Fain Building is a block away from the Main Building at The Miriam Hospital.

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Prior to your visit, you and your loved one will complete questionnaires that provide background information regarding sexual and overall health.

You will undergo a physical exam and, when appropriate, a psychological assessment.

You may also undergo:
  • Laboratory evaluations
  • Blood vessel elasticity measurements of cardiac health
  • A Doppler ultrasound to measure blood flow to the penis

Following these tests, you will return for a summary of findings and recommendations.

Treatments and Therapies

Treatments and therapies may include:

  • Oral medications
  • Medications inserted into the urethra
  • Medications injected into the shaft of the penis
  • Use of a vacuum erection device (VED)
  • Therapy with a sexual psychologist
  • Referral to a urologist for evaluation for a penile implant, if applicable

A copy of your evaluation will be mailed to both your urologist and primary care clinician.

If you are found to be at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, we will make recommendations to your urologist or primary care physician to lower this risk, or will refer you to a cardiologist.