Renew your interest in ED or lose it to other specialists

October 1, 2002

Primary care specialties now account for more than 75% of the prescriptionswritten for sildenafil citrate (Viagra), and this percentage increases almostmonthly. The number of prescriptions written by urologists has remainedstable, and as the erectile dysfunction market increases, urology's percentageof the whole continues to decline. As a specialty, urologists are very busy, and the ratio of patients tophysicians is high. Urology residents who are finishing training have atremendous number of practice opportunities, ranking second only to residentsin dermatology, according to a recent AMA survey. Just look at the numberof classified pages in this issue of Urology Times, which list some of theseopportunities, and compare it with those in an issue of 5 or 10 years ago.