Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine
Pediatrician & Internal Medicine Physician serving Germantown, TN, and the greater Memphis area
Stress, alcoholism, smoking, and other unhealthy habits are hard to break, but regular men’s health visits can help you do so. Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC in Germantown, Tennessee, offers individualized men’s health care including prostate exams and necessary health screenings. To schedule a men’s health visit with your family physician, call Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC, or book online today.
Men's Health Q&A
Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to:
- Smoke and drink
- Make unhealthy or risky choices
- Put off regular checkups and medical care
Screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. It's important to get the screening tests you need.
What is men’s health?
There are health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face - like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC encourages men to come in for yearly annual exams as part of a routine health plan. Aside from your annual visits, you can schedule a visit at any time to address a new symptom or health concern.
Men are more likely than women to forgo a doctor’s visit on average, which likely contributes to why women tend to live longer.
No matter your reasons for making a visit, Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC supports you in keeping up with all of the preventive men’s health services you need and takes a deeper look into the unhealthy habits in your life.
Which services does men’s health include?
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC offers a few services specifically for men’s health. They assess your risk factors by looking into your medical history, asking about your lifestyle, and performing detailed physical examinations.
For the best possible care outcome, you should be open about your lifestyle and behaviors, even if they’re risky.
Men’s health includes these services, all available at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC:
Annual physical exams
As your health risks rise due to aging, you should make time once a year for a visit to Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC for routine care. This includes vaccination updates and tests like echocardiograms, blood pressure and cholesterol tests, and lung screenings.
A prostate exam is a routine test for prostate cancer, the second-most common type of cancer in men in the United States next to skin cancer. It can be part of a routine checkup or as a response to possible symptoms of prostate cancer or enlargement, like trouble urinating.
Colorectal cancer screenings
Colorectal cancer is also prevalent among men. These screenings should start around age 50. A colonoscopy can detect polyps (noncancerous growths) and cancerous growths.
What can I do to be healthier at home?
Your providers at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC support you in making lifestyle changes that could extend your lifespan.
It’s easy to fall into unhealthy habits and vices over the course of your life, but they could be putting you at risk of diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and other serious consequences.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC can help you:
- Stop smoking
- Stop using illicit drugs
- Cut back on alcoholic beverages
- Get more exercise
- Improve your diet
- Protect your skin from the sun
- Take vitamins or hormones
No one is perfect, but long-term unhealthy habits and behaviors are worth exploring. If you don’t know where to start with making these changes, your provider offers guidance.
Book your appointment by phone or online for a men’s health visit at Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC today.
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