Men's Health Specialist

Access Wellness Healthcare -  - Family Practice

Access Wellness Healthcare

Family Practice | Laser & Aesthetic Center located in Modesto, CA

Men have unique health care needs, yet men are less likely to visit a doctor for preventive care or for an acute condition than women. Binh Dang, MD, and the team at Access Wellness Healthcare understand the health concerns that are specific to men and offer screenings, annual physicals, and care for medical conditions designed to promote men’s health in all stages of life. To schedule a men’s health screening or wellness exam, call the Modesto, California, office today, or request an appointment online.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health refers to conditions that either affect only men or that frequently affect men. Some of the most common men’s health concerns include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low testosterone
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Testicular cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Problems urinating
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure

The skilled team of providers at Access Wellness Healthcare has extensive training and experience with the unique requirements of men’s health. The team offers both preventive care services and treatment for most men’s health conditions.

What should I expect during a men’s wellness exam?

Your annual men’s wellness checkup includes a review of your medical history and a comprehensive physical examination.

During your physical, your provider performs a prostate exam, checks your blood pressure, and listens to your heart and lungs. You’ll also have blood drawn for lab work to check your cholesterol, blood health, and look for any vitamin or nutritional deficiencies.

Depending on your age and your health history, your provider may recommend several health screenings, which may be performed during your wellness visit or at a later date. Men’s health screenings may include:

  • Colon cancer (colonoscopy)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Your provider also asks you some questions to assess your mental health; they may also provide information about nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices to promote wellness.

How often do I need to have a men’s wellness exam?

A wellness exam is an essential part of preventive care because it allows your provider to identify any problems in their early stages when treatment has the best chance of being successful. It’s also a good time for you to ask questions and discuss any new symptoms or other concerns with your provider.

Many adults schedule a wellness visit yearly, but your qualified Access Wellness Healthcare provider may recommend that you have a physical exam more often if you have a specific health condition. You should also schedule an exam if you have any new symptoms or you have concerns about your health for any reason.

To schedule your next men’s health exam, call Access Wellness Healthcare today, or request an appointment online.