Parrish Healthcare and Mark Licht, MD, Establish Region’s First Men’s Reproductive Health Program

Dec 09, 2019 at 10:23 pm by pj

Dr. Mark Licht


TITUSVILLE – Filling a pressing need for specialized local care, Parrish Medical Group (PMG) has established the region’s only medical practice focusing on men’s reproductive health.

Board-certified and fellowship-trained urologist, Mark Licht, MD, provides care for prostate health, male fertility, vasectomy reversal, erectile dysfunction, and incontinence.  

Licht says that men’s urology issues are very common, but most men avoid talking about them, and worse, hesitate or fail to seek treatment.

“I want every man to know that most male urology problems are almost always treatable,” says Dr. Licht. “The reason I focus on this area of medicine is seeing men who thought there was no hope, or no chance for improvement or recovery feel as if they have been given a new life.”

Formerly, patients for male reproductive services had to drive long distances to see a specialist.

“In analyzing the services provided by local providers, it was noticed that this gap in service was something that could be a benefit to our community,” said Drew Waterman, vice-president of ambulatory services for Parrish Healthcare.  

Now, patients are traveling from Miami, Jacksonville, and other Florida communities to seek treatment from Dr. Licht. One patient, from Boca Raton, declares Licht a life-changer.

“Dr. Licht enabled me to get my confidence back as a man,” he said.

Licht received his medical education and specialty training at Columbia University, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Mayo Clinic, regularly ranked at or near the top among American’s health care providers by U.S. News & World Best Hospital list and other ratings organizations. Parrish Medical Center is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

“These important clinical services for men, provided by a physician who is an acknowledged medical authority in these areas, comes out of our continuing assessment of community needs,” said George Mikitarian, Parrish Healthcare President and CEO. “It’s another component of Parrish Healthcare’s integrated care program that provides healing experiences for everyone all the time.”

An estimated 30 million men in the U.S. suffer from prostate conditions that, if left untreated, can become major health issues.  In the U.S., one in five men is diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men. Approximately 50 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives, and another 10 percent deal with bladder control issues. About 9 percent of men in the United States struggle with infertility.

Dr. Licht is recognized as an expert on men’s urology and microsurgery and is invited to speak regularly at conferences nationally and internationally. Among the professional acknowledgements Dr. Licht has earned are Most Recommended Physicians in Florida in 2011, Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors in 2001-2016, and Top Doctors in America by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.

Dr. Licht is located at 825 Century Medical Drive, Suite B in Titusville.