Dr. Rasheed Abassi Works to End Stigma and Improve Men’s Health Concerns
Dr. Rasheed Abassi earned his first Bachelor of Science in physics with a minor in electronics from the University of Lagos before transferring to the United States in 1990. Once he arrived, he decided to continue his education.
“Upon arrival, I was admitted to Tulane University in New Orleans, where I decided to do another degree in cell and molecular biology with a focus on advanced physiology and ended up with quite a few published studies in the areas of cardiovascular pharmacology,” Dr. Abassi says. “Upon graduation, I proceeded to study medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and was subsequently accepted to Yale University School of Medicine. I completed my graduate medical education in 2006. I have been involved in cardiovascular medicine since completion of training.”
Dr. Abassi says his interest in medicine was sparked at Tulane University, where he was able to participate in cardiovascular pharmacology research and publish his works. He then attended medical school and upon licensure joined the teaching faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an instructor from 2007 to 2011.
“I decided to open my own primary care practice in Clinton, Maryland, and soon afterward, it became clear that the field of cardiovascular medicine is my passion,” he says. “The main focus of men’s health is cardiovascular. Erectile dysfunction is all about blood flow, and blood flow is cardiovascular. In fact, most of the major contributing factors to ED are related to cardiovascular issues: diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, chronic renal disease.”
Heritage Men’s Clinic is strictly a clinic for men to focus on erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, low sexual drive, low libido, low testosterone and the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. The clinic has two full-time physicians and part-time MDs. They also have numerous affiliations with FDA-approved compound pharmacists all over the United States.
“At Heritage, a typical patient comes in for a consultation that includes complete physical examination, laboratory blood investigations of the prostate and hormonal levels and during the clinic visit, the administration of a test dose of one of our customized medications,” Dr. Abassi says. “If our test dose does not elicit any response during the clinic visit, the consultation fee will be refunded immediately. We have many customized treatment modalities. We do not send any of our patients to an outside pharmacy. Everything is provided in-house. We offer sublingual troches, injectables, creams, subcutaneous shots and the non-invasive low-acoustic, low-frequency angiogenic ultrasound treatment, commonly referred to as Gaines wave or Swiss wave.”
Dr. Abassi and his team truly care about men’s health concerns that are often ignored or not discussed. He wants his patients to know that it is OK to inquire about what can be done to get their sexual life back.
“Our advice to potential patients is simple: There is no need to suffer in silence. Proven and safe treatments are now available. ED is a universal problem, and there is ample data to support that all men will be affected at one point or another with one of the issues that we treat at Heritage Men’s Clinic. It is time to kick the stigma to the curb. Heritage Men’s Clinic is a safe, dignified and welcoming medical facility.”