No matter how old you are, it’s important to play an active role in your health with annual checkups and wellness screenings. Kalpana Desai, MD, offers men’s health care services at Integrated Family Medical Center in Lady Lake, Florida. An experienced physician who’s been serving her community for more than 10 years, Dr. Desai strives to provide the best in family medical care to her patients. If you’re looking for a doctor you can trust, call Integrated Family Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.
No matter your gender, it’s important to have regular checkups with a physician. Having a relationship with a medical provider you trust helps establish a baseline for your overall health. This can be a valuable asset in identifying potential health risks before they become serious, and even reduce your risk of developing a disease in the future.
During an annual checkup, Dr. Desai makes sure you’re up-to-date on any vaccinations that might protect your health and also checks your vitals like weight, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Sharing your personal and family health histories is also a part of your annual exam. This provides Dr. Desai with information about potential health risks to watch for such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. She offers both traditional treatments and natural therapies, including weight and exercise recommendations and orthomolecular supplements.
In addition to routine annual checkups, Dr. Desai can also help diagnose and manage conditions unique to men’s health. This includes screenings for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and prostate cancer.
While it can be difficult for men to seek medical treatment, routine health care can improve your overall health and vitality.
If you’re sexually active, it’s important to have regular STD testing, especially if you have multiple partners or unprotected sex. Many common sexually transmitted diseases don’t have any symptoms or indication that disease is present.
STD testing is usually quick and painless. During your appointment, Dr. Desai asks about your sexual interactions, if they were protected, and if you’re experiencing any symptoms. Your STD test might include:
Dr. Desai might also swab your penis, anus, throat, or any blisters or sores for samples.
When it comes to disease, early diagnosis is usually the best way to ensure successful treatment.
Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, but it can be effectively treated and cured. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is an innovative blood test that makes diagnosis easier than ever. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, Dr. Desai might recommend beginning PSA screenings as early as age 40.
Beginning at 50, men should get regular PSA screenings and digital rectal exams.
To schedule annual health screenings or STD testing, call Integrated Family Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today.