Men's Health

Family Medical Home

Family Medicine Physicians located in San Antonio, TX

Most men only visit the doctor when they’re very sick. But making your annual wellness exam a priority may prevent you from getting sick. The experienced team at Family Medical Home, with two offices in San Antonio, Texas, specializes in men’s health and provides comprehensive physical exams that address your specific health needs and concerns. If it’s been more than a year since your last physical exam, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health is a medical specialty focused on specific health issues that affect men, including prostate health and low testosterone. The providers at Family Medical Home specialize in men’s health and offer focused physical exams that address your unique health needs. 

Do I need an annual wellness exam?

Yes, you need an annual wellness exam. Though men are more likely to put off their regular checkups, the annual exam is essential for preventing future health problems.

Your annual wellness exam also gives you and your provider at Family Medical Home an opportunity to get to know each other and develop a more trusting patient-doctor relationship. The more you trust your provider, the more likely you are to share your health concerns, which leads to better medical care and better health. 

What can I expect during a men’s health exam?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation during your men’s health exam. Your provider at Family Medical Home tailors your physical exam based on your age, risk factors, and medical needs.

During your exam, your provider asks about your health concerns and reviews your medical and family history, as well as your lifestyle habits, such as your diet and exercise routine. Your provider then performs a physical exam. 

Lab work may also be requested to screen for health issues. Family Medical Home offers in-house lab services and performs many tests at the office so you don’t have to go to another facility to complete your exam. 

After your exam, your provider offers specific recommendations to prevent disease and maintain or improve your health, such as updating your immunizations, modifying your diet, or introducing an exercise program.

What are common men’s health issues?

In addition to managing your overall health and wellness, the team at Family Medical Home also cares for health issues specific to men. Common men’s health issues include:

  • Prostate issues, such as an enlarged prostate
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Heart disease
  • Colon cancer

Family Medical Home also offers a chronic care management program to help you gain better control over your chronic health condition, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

For comprehensive men’s health care, contact Family Medical Home by phone or online today.