Robert Candlish | Clinical Director
Registered RN (Aust), SRN, RMN, DN. Certificate (UK)
Hi, my name is Robert Candlish and I am the director and founder of Men’s Erectile Solutions. I am a registered nurse who has specialised in Erectile Dysfunction (ED) for over a decade. I trained in England in the early 1970s. I worked in psychiatry for some years and then completed my general training working mostly in emergency departments. I migrated to Australia in 1989 and worked in emergency nursing in regional Australia. I began working at the Austin Hospital Emergency department in Melbourne where l stayed for 7 years until opening the clinic.
During this time at the Austin, my good friend Doctor Victor Goldenfein and l saw the need for a specialising clinic caring for men with erectile dysfunction. Victor was an experienced GP and like myself had an interest in men’s health issues generally. My time in emergency departments had shown me the absolute difference in women’s health care to men’s. I had seen how men’s health problems impacted negatively on both their psychological welfare as well as the more obvious bodily wellbeing. The condition of erectile dysfunction was obviously a common issue to many men, but was poorly addressed by the existing health system in many cases.
I found that many men, when a history was taken, admitted to erectile dysfunction being a problem associated with their presenting condition. They often complained that despite seeing various doctors and clinics their erectile problems hadn’t been looked into or helped with. This included heart attack patients, diabetic men, and/or post-operative men. So, erectile dysfunction was not new to me.
With this awareness, we started our clinic and Men’s Erectile Solutions was established.
Over the years my knowledge and expertise has expanded. I have researched this subject sourcing information from all over the world and have become one of the few practitioners in Australia with this breadth of knowledge and experience.
Dr Alain Rose MB, BS
I attained my degree at Melbourne University
I worked at: St. Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Royal Free Hospital, London and Prahran Clinic, Prahran. I Have been the head GP of Prahran clinic for 30 years. I have had 30 years of experience in all areas of family and general medicine and surgery.
I became interested in Men’s Health when I saw the positive outcomes that could be achieved with appropriate care. I became interested in working with MES when I saw the personal and professional care that MES provided to patients and the great reputation they have with their patients.
Dr Ron Malpas
MBBS, FRACGP, PGCert(Clin Ed), MAAPM
I attained my degrees at the University of Queensland, James Cook University
I worked at: Townsville Hospital 1982-1984
General Practice – self-employed – 1985-present.
I became interested in Men’s health because men have special health needs as evidenced by higher incidences of certain diseases, health seeking behaviour in men is less than optimal – particularly for mental and sexual health issues.
I became interested in working with MES as erectile dysfunction is often accepted by men as a normal part of aging. However sexual function is an important part of the human experience. Erectile dysfunction can be treated effectively thereby improving mental health and quality of life.
Dr Brad Elliot
BA Biomed Science, MBBS, FRACGP
I attained my Biomed degree at Griffith University and my Medical degree at University of Queensland.
I have worked at: RBWH, Greenslopes, The Prince Charles Hospital, and Manly GP Clinic before moving to Far North Queensland to take residence at Hinchinbrook Health Centre where I am a senior GP.
I became interested in Men’s health because of the common issues that are often overlooked. I have seen how good outcomes can be achieved when men’s health issues are dealt with appropriately. I became involved with MES when they began running ED clinics at our practice. I was impressed with their good service, reliability, professionalism and mostly their good outcomes for patients.