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Men’s Health Specialist

Thirlby Clinic, PLC

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Traverse City, MI

Men benefit from specialized health care that focuses on the specific issues that affect their long-term well-being. At Thirlby Clinic, PLC, in Traverse City, Michigan, the expert team of internal medicine providers makes men’s health a priority. Set up your appointment for important check-ups, vaccinations, screenings, and pharmacy services. Don’t let family obligations and work stand in the way of your health. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q & A

Why is it important to see a men’s health provider?

Men are guilty of skipping regular check-ups and doctor visits. They fail to seek medical care until something is seriously wrong, though regular visits could’ve prevented the issue or its escalation in the first place.

Regular visits with a doctor specializing in men’s health mean you get the care and screenings you need to stay healthy. You could avoid chronic conditions or prevent escalating symptoms if you have a problem like hypertension or high cholesterol. 

Chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and stroke, endanger a man’s long-term wellness.

Plus, you build a relationship with a provider to feel comfortable discussing potentially uncomfortable issues that include prostate health, diet habits, and sexual wellness.

What types of screenings happen at a men’s health visit?

The screenings you receive at a men’s health visit depends on your age and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Important health screenings may include:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Blood sugar (glucose) testing

An annual check-up is also a time for your Thirlby Clinic, PLC, provider to evaluate your heart and lung function, and determine if you’re at a healthy weight. The practice keeps electronic records of this information to watch for any changes that could indicate a cause for concern. 

Is prostate health evaluated at men’s health visits?

Prostate health is front and center when it comes to men’s health. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system that produces some of the fluid in semen.

The prostate is vulnerable to infection as well as the effects of aging and cancer. Enlargement of the prostate often develops as a man ages and causes frequent urination, pain while urinating, and delayed urination. Treatment is available for enlarged prostate to help you find relief.

Men’s health screenings also include a PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, test to measure the level of this protein in your blood. Information from this test helps the team at Thirlby Clinic, PLC, detect prostate cancer or other abnormalities.

Make an appointment for your men’s health evaluation at Thirlby Clinic, PLC. Call the office or schedule a visit online today.