We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin Houman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Justin, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?

Modern medicine is incredibly specialized. During my residency training at Cedars-Sinai, I recognized that patients seek a distinct physician for any medical diagnosis. However, as a urologist, I noticed a huge gap in addressing men’s sexual health. 90% of patients want to discuss their questions about sex with their doctors, but only 20% of doctors feel comfortable addressing these questions. More importantly, sexual and erectile dysfunction are usually the first signs of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, or hormonal abnormalities. Failure to address the underlying signs of sexual or erectile dysfunction could lead to long-term consequences for a man who doesn’t see a doctor before 50 years old, as irreversible damage from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure could shorten his life.
As a Urologist and Men’s Health specialist, my goal is to change this paradigm in medicine and engage men at an earlier age. By increasing health literacy, separating fact from fiction, and dismantling barriers to care, I work with patients to optimize their health. Our multi-disciplinary clinic encompasses male endocrine, fertility, sexual dysfunction, urologic, physical performance, and nutrition issues to address dynamic health concerns. By addressing the early symptoms of potentially chronic disease, we can improve the quantity and quality of life for males.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are the only comprehensive Men’s Health clinic in Los Angeles, focused on improving men’s sexual performance, fertility optimization, and hormone management.⁣ Men rarely talk about infertility and erectile dysfunction with their physicians, sometimes due to embarrassment and ostensible taboo. We want our clinic to be an outlet to men who are uncomfortable engaging in these discussions with their physicians. Since we specialize in Men’s Health, there is no topic that is too awkward or embarrassing. We love engaging in these topics and helping men achieve their sexual and reproductive goals.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite spots in LA are definitely Santa Monica and Venice. A great day would start with a breakfast burrito in Santa Monica, biking on the boardwalk, sandwiches at Bay Cities for lunch, and dinner in Venice.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I am very fortunate in that my parents supported and encouraged my pursuit of medicine from an early age. My vision as a urologist was enriched by my own father, a urologist. He adopted a hands-on and dedicated approach to his patients and his practice before he retired. His stamina and resilience in operating a patient-focused practice in an underserved region, as an Iranian immigrant, will always inspire me. My mentors at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA have also given me invaluable advice and guidance of each turn of professional training, and I will be forever indebted to them for that.

Website: https://www.towerurology.com/our-physicians/justin-houman-md/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justin.houman.md/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-j-houman-md-aa697123/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinhoumanmd

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAMensHealth/

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