Men’s Health & Primary Care
Total Care Medical Centers is making it faster, easier, and more enjoyable for men in Florida to get the care they need. Men of all ages should feel comfortable and confident discussing any health issue they are experiencing with our men’s Health providers.
Our entire experience and care philosophy regarding men’s health care is designed around your needs and your comfort — from offering convenient appointments that start on time to maintaining clean and comfortable offices.
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Men’s health clinics provide a safe space for men to confidentially address health concerns with their trusted physician.
We have offices located in many cities across Florida. Men’s Health & Primary Care services are available at all of our locations. Which TCMC office is closest to you? See all of our Florida office locations to contact the office nearest to you.
Why should Men see a doctor on a regular basis?
Having regular visits with your doctor is critical as it helps to prevent any diseases such as cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and so much more.
How often a man should be visiting his doctor or what is considered a regular visit will depend on several factors including age, health, and family medical history; however, if we generally look at it, it should be:
- Ages 18-39: should visit the doctor every two years to have their blood pressure checked
- Ages 35 and over: should be tested for high cholesterol and heart disease every five years
- Ages 45 and over: should be screened for diabetes every three years
- Ages 50-75: if no history of colon cancer or polyps, men should be screened for colorectal cancer every five to ten years.
What health issues happen to men?
Men may deal with a variety of their own health issues, which is why it is so important to have a doctor who understands men’s health and the health conditions they may deal with. Some health issues that can happen to men include:
- Erectile Dysfunction (Also known as ED): Erectile dysfunction is the inability to have and keep an erection during intercourse. Erectile dysfunction can be an ongoing issue that many men deal with in the United States and around the world. It can cause a lot of stress and reduce self-confidence. Problems getting or keeping an erection may also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and can be a risk factor for other issues like heart disease.
- Low Testosterone (Also known as Low-T): The hormone produced from low testosterone is naturally produced. This hormone is mainly produced by men and can affect the man’s appearance as well as sexual development. Testosterone development will decrease with age. Men may experience low testosterone with a range of symptoms including low sex drive, difficulty with erections, low semen volume, hair loss, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, decreased bone mass, affected memory, increased body fat, and smaller size testicles, and low blood counts.
- Premature Ejaculation (Also known as PE): Premature ejaculation can occur in men, this is when they end up ejaculating sooner during intercourse than intended or would like. It is a common complaint we hear from our patients.
- Hormone Replacement: Low hormone levels can end up causing low energy levels, which reduces your sex drive as well as a plethora of other causes.
- Heart Disease: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Heart attacks are known to be “silent killers”, as they are not often diagnosed until a man experiences symptoms from a heart attack, heart failure, or arrhythmia. Even without any symptoms, you may be at risk for heart disease.
- Stroke: A stroke occurs when the blood flow to an area of the brain becomes blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. The brain cells are then starved of oxygen and die. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major factor for strokes, which is why men are at such a high risk of strokes.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot produce enough insulin, and cannot use insulin or even a mix of both.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that can cause obstructed airflow from the lungs. Men with COPD are at a higher risk of developing other issues like heart disease (mentioned above), lung cancer, and a multitude of other conditions.
Choosing A Men’s Health & Primary Care Physician
Choosing a men’s health care provider or physician who is right for you and your needs can sometimes be a daunting task. At Total Care Medical Centers we believe that the doctor-patient relationship is in fact more like a partnership.
It requires good communication, trust, empathy, and sensitivity. We encourage our patients to be actively involved in decisions about their medical care.
We seek to not only heal but to educate our patients.