The caring providers at Ferguson Family Medicine in Mesa, Arizona, understand the unique health care needs of men and offer a range of men’s health services. Don’t wait to schedule your annual physical or to seek care for medical conditions. Call the office for comprehensive men’s health care delivered by expert providers, or make an appointment online today.
Men’s Health Q & A
What are men’s health concerns?
Men have unique health care challenges. There are several conditions that either affects only men or that frequently affect men, yet men are less likely to seek medical care than women. The skilled team at Ferguson Family Medicine has experience diagnosing and treating the most common conditions that affect men, including:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low testosterone
- Type 2 diabetes
- Testicular cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Problems urinating
- Sleep apnea
- High blood pressure
- Depression and anxiety
- Substance use disorders
The team offers both preventive care services and treatment for these and other conditions that impact the health of many men.
Which men’s health preventive care services are available?
The cornerstone of preventive health care for men is the annual physical. During your yearly checkup, your Ferguson Family Medicine expert reviews your medical history and performs a comprehensive physical examination. Your annual wellness visit is an excellent time to discuss any new symptoms or concerns and ask your provider any questions you have about your health.
Your physical exam allows your provider to check your blood pressure, body temperature, and assess the health of your eyes, nose, ears, lungs, musculoskeletal system, and nervous system. You’ll also have blood drawn to check your blood health, look for any vitamin or nutritional deficiencies, and screen for various health conditions.
Depending on your age and your health history, your provider may recommend the following health screenings:
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
- Kidney disease
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
After your physical, your provider may discuss nutrition, exercise, and personal habits with you to ensure you have all the information you need to make healthy lifestyle choices that promote overall wellness.
How are men’s health concerns treated?
If your provider discovers that you have a health condition that requires treatment, they design a customized plan based on your individual needs. Some treatment options available at Ferguson Family Medicine for common men’s health conditions include:
- Hormone replacement therapy for low testosterone
- High cholesterol and high blood pressure monitoring and medication
- Diabetes management
- Medical weight-loss programs
- Addiction services
To schedule your next men’s health exam, or to learn more about men’s health care services, call Ferguson Family Medicine today, or make an appointment online.