Men’s health issues are often overlooked. In our fast-paced society with work pressures and time constraints, men often forego medical care for what appears to be more pressing issues. At Neighborhood Medical Center we offer convenient hours of operation designed to meet the needs of these busy individuals. This is a family practice with extended hours. We maintain in-house lab, x-ray and physical therapy for the convenience of our patients. Our male patients rely on us to provide them “regular” medical services. This typically includes annual wellness exams, lab work and physicals. Depending on the age and the medical history of the patient a variety of additional services may be advised including a prostate exam, EKG or testosterone level testing.
Because we specialize in family practice, we treat a great variety of medical conditions. Many of these conditions are specific to the male population such as hair loss and erectile dysfunction. Both of these disorders can be managed effectively with proper medication, but, as is true for other medical issues, it’s first important to rule out possible unknown medical conditions that may cause symptoms such as hair loss or ED. This is often accomplished with a physical evaluation, assessment of the patients’ medical history and appropriate lab work. Another condition that we treat frequently is ADD (attention deficit disorder). Patients often report great improvement in symptoms with appropriate medication.
Many area families rely on us because of our great service and staff. We also offer a fantastic location (at the corner of Beltline and Preston Road in North Dallas) and convenient hours of operation (open 7 days/nights per week). Come by at your convenience and meet our friendly staff.
Men’s Screening Tests
You’re not alone. Many men avoid going to the doctor. Maybe you’re not comfortable talking about your health concerns, or maybe you feel OK and simply don’t see any apparent reason to see your doctor.
If you’re a man, it’s important for you to make preventive visits to your doctor. You need to get the appropriate screening done. Each visit gives you an opportunity to talk with a doctor about your health – and about life in general. It’s important for you to establish a working relationship with a doctor in the event something is found.
The following recommendations are general guidelines for screening procedures for healthy men. However a doctor may recommend a different screening schedule based on a variety of factors, particularly your health history, age and family medical history.
- Body measurement
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol test
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Prostate cancer screening test
- Testicular examination
- Sexually transmitted disease screening tests
- Hearing test
Other screening tests including:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Chest X-ray
- Blood chemistry test
- Fasting blood sugar test
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test
- Transferrin saturation test
- Skin examination