If you’re young and active, you might feel invincible, but your health should still be a top priority. At I40First in Amarillo, Texas, primary care providers Julito Uy, MD, George Peterson, DNP, FNP-C, and the team provide various general and preventive men’s health services, including prostate cancer screenings, weight management, and treatment of erectile dysfunction. To make an appointment, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
What is men’s health?
Men’s health is an internal medicine subspecialty providing complete care for people with male reproductive organs. Establishing men’s health care with the team at I40First can protect your well-being for years to come.
Even though both sexes experience many of the same health problems, studies show that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor if something’s wrong. That leaves them more likely to experience poor outcomes, like hospitalization or premature death.
At I40First, the team offers various men’s health services, including:
If you’re sexually active with multiple people, it’s crucial to regularly receive STD testing. Many STDs don’t present symptoms at first, so you might be putting your partners at risk without knowing it.
Lab testing analyzes samples of your blood, urine, or saliva to gain insights into your health.
Depending on your age and medical history, the team at I40First might recommend a lipid panel to check your cholesterol levels, or a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine your risk of prostate cancer.
The team also provides lab testing for low testosterone, which can affect your mood, energy levels, and libido.
Most men experience erectile dysfunction occasionally, but if it’s a regular problem, it may point to an underlying medical issue. The team at I40First can pinpoint the underlying cause and make treatment recommendations to help restore your sex life.
Being overweight increases your risk of other health problems, like heart disease and arthritis. Medically supervised weight management provides a safe way to lose pounds and keep them off.
It combines nutrition education, exercise guidance, and prescription medications to help you achieve a healthy weight.
The team at I40First treats most acute and chronic health problems, but if you need more individualized care, they can refer you to a nearby specialist and help to coordinate your treatment.
The team at I40First recommends that all people with male reproductive organs schedule a men’s health consultation by age 20. Even if you feel healthy, routine checkups and preventive screenings can help you stay that way.
To learn more about the benefits of men’s health, request a consultation at I40First by calling the office or booking online today.