What happens during a men’s health consultation?

During your initial men’s health appointment, your Halper Family Medicine doctor thoroughly reviews your personal medical history and your family history. This information can help determine if you need specific screenings due to your current health risks or conditions that run in your family.

Following a discussion of your overall health, your doctor performs a physical exam to check for abnormalities in your major systems. During the exam, you can expect an evaluation of your:

  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Heart
  • Lungs

Your Halper Family Medicine doctor also tests your muscle strength and flexibility, evaluating your overall physical condition and current weight.

If you need immunizations, including seasonal flu vaccines, a men’s health exam is a great time to get up-to-date on all vaccinations.

What men’s health screenings are available?

Depending on your health background, your Halper Family Medicine doctor may suggest routine screenings for conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Prostate and other cancers
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Your doctor can also evaluate your mental health, screening for conditions like depression and anxiety, during a men’s health appointment. If you’re experiencing any issues with your sexual health or function, your annual exam is an ideal time to discuss them openly and honestly.

You may also need testosterone testing, a simple blood test to evaluate levels of male hormones. As you age, your body slows down its production of hormones, which can cause a variety of side effects, such as low sex drive, loss of muscle mass, and infertility. Halper Family Medicine provides hormone therapy to rebalance your testosterone level and improve your overall health and well-being.

What happens if I have a health issue?

If your Halper Family Medicine doctor identifies existing issues or risk factors for future health problems, you can expect a comprehensive plan to address and manage your condition.

In situations where health risks, like diabetes or high blood pressure, are present due to being overweight or making unhealthy lifestyle choices, your doctor can recommend dietary improvements, daily physical activity, and therapeutic treatments to lower your risks.

If any of your screenings indicate existing disease, your doctor can design a treatment plan for continued care and may order additional testing. For some conditions, you may receive a referral for treatment with a specialist.

Even if you’re enjoying good health, scheduling an annual men’s health evaluation is important for your long-term health and well-being. Book your appointment at Halper Family Medicine today online or by calling the office nearest you.