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Men's Health

Ross Medical Group

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Miami, FL

Men need to pay attention to their health as much as women, especially if they engage in unhealthy habits such as smoking and drinking. Getting routine care is an important step towards better health and wellness. The experienced family medicine team at Ross Medical Group in Miami specialize in men’s health and can provide the care you need to stay well. To schedule an appointment, whether for a well-care visit or because you have a health concern, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health refers to an area of medicine focused on the specific health care needs of men. While both men and women suffer from many of the same health issues, these conditions may cause different symptoms in men than they do women and require a trained professional who can discern these differences for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Additionally, men have specific health issues that don’t affect women and require specialized screenings and management.  

Do men need an annual physical exam?

Yes, men need an annual physical exam. But, only an estimated 15% of men see their doctor every year compared to 44% of women. Your annual exam allows your specialist at Ross Medical Group to get an overall picture of your general health. It also provides you and your specialist an opportunity to get to know each other, which improves your patient-doctor relationship and your overall care.

During your comprehensive annual exam at Ross Medical Group, your specialist reviews your medical and family history and your medication use. Your specialist also conducts a physical exam, which may include:

  • Measurement of your body mass index
  • Assessment of your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Checking your ears, eyes, and throat
  • Evaluation of your heart and lungs
  • Palpation of your internal organs

Your specialist also checks your sexual organs, including your testicles, penis, and prostate to look for signs of abnormalities. The full-service medical practice also conducts prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing on-site for prostate cancer screening, as well as STD testing.

After your exam, your specialist discusses the results of your evaluation and provides suggestions on how to improve or maintain your health. Your specialist may also recommend additional health screenings, such as a colon cancer screen, to further assess health. Vaccinations may also be recommended to protect you from contagious diseases.

What are specific health concerns for men?

The family medicine physicians at Ross Medical Group specialize in men’s health and offer specific tests and treatment for issues that affect men. Common health concerns for men managed at Ross Medical Group include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low testosterone
  • Prostate cancer screenings

Depending on your health concern, your specialist devises a health plan specific for your needs. For example, if you’re experiencing low testosterone, which is common in men as they get older, your specialist may offer testosterone replacement therapy.

The family medicine team at Ross Medical Group focuses on enhancing your quality of life and preventing chronic illness. To schedule your men’s health exam, call the office today or book an appointment online.