More so than women, men tend to forgo their preventive care visits and are often at a higher risk for a number of diseases. At Odam Medical Group in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, Robert Larbi-Odam, MD, MPH, and Nimo Ahmed, MSN, CNP, offer men’s health assessments, screenings, treatments, and referrals. To book your men’s health visit, call either office or schedule online today.
Men have specific health needs that relate to organs and systems specific to them. In general, men are also at a higher risk than women for certain chronic diseases and health issues because they tend to make risker lifestyle choices like smoking and drinking. Men are also more likely than women to neglect preventive care.
At Odam Medical Group, the team can educate you about your health and help you adopt lifestyle habits. They provide several services that are just for men and can answer any questions you have about your health and wellness.
Even if health hasn’t been much of a priority for you in the past, you can learn to keep it in the forefront of your mind and reduce your risk for long-term conditions as you age.
There are several reasons to book a men’s health visit. Aside from annual physical exams, which you should get yearly regardless of whether or not you have any symptoms, you can schedule an appointment at Odam Medical Group for:
The team offers laboratory testing when necessary to make an accurate diagnosis or rule out other conditions that could be causing the symptoms you have. They also offer X-rays and other imaging tests, and they can explain the results to you.
During any visit, the team assesses your health. When they make a diagnosis, they can offer treatment or refer you to a specialist if necessary.
They may also give you suggestions for lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation or dietary modifications, to improve your general wellness and your long-term outlook.
Odam Medical Group offers these services specific to men’s health:
A prostate screening is a minor in-office exam often paired with a blood test. It’s a useful tool for diagnosing prostate cancer before the disease causes symptoms.
Low testosterone can cause a diverse range of symptoms, such as sexual dysfunction and mood issues, and it can be hard to pinpoint the cause on your own. Odam Medical Group offers testosterone therapy to balance your hormones and alleviate these symptoms.
Book your next men’s health appointment by phone or online at either Odam Medical Group office today.