Research suggests that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor regularly. Unfortunately, this tendency to avoid preventive care can increase the risk of potentially serious health problems. At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, Mohammed Jaleel, MD, Chloe Fish, NP, and the team offer a full suite of men’s health services, including physicals, immunizations, and prostate exams. To make an appointment in Wilmington, Reading, North Andover, or Stoneham, Massachusetts, call the nearest office or book online today.
Men’s health provides comprehensive medical care for people with male reproductive organs. Even though men and women experience many of the same health problems, men are less likely to take unusual symptoms seriously. As a result, they tend to experience worse health outcomes.
By partnering with the team at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, you can catch potentially serious health problems early on when they’re easiest to treat.
At Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, the team offers a variety of men’s health services, including:
A physical exam checks in on your physical and neurological health. It involves your provider checking your vital signs; testing your reflexes; palpating your organs to assess their size and location; and examining your ears, eyes, nose, throat, and skin. If your provider discovers anything unusual, they can order additional testing.
Lab work refers to blood tests, urinalysis, and cultures. These screening measures help the team diagnose and treat problems that aren’t visible, like high cholesterol, diabetes, and thyroid disease.
Immunizations, or vaccines, teach your immune system to identify viruses, bacteria, and other harmful invaders. By staying up to date on your immunizations, you can reduce the risk of potentially serious outcomes, like hospitalization or premature death.
During a prostate exam, your Today’s Wellness and Primary Care provider inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into your rectum. Then, your provider feels your prostate gland for any unusual bumps or growths. If anything’s out of the ordinary, they might order additional testing, like a biopsy or colonoscopy.
The team at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care treats most acute and chronic conditions. If you require more individualized care, your provider can refer you to a specialist in the area.
The team recommends you schedule a men’s health exam at least once a year. That’s especially true if you’re age 30 or older or if you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic health problem like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.
To schedule your men’s health exam at Today’s Wellness and Primary Care, call the nearest office or book online today.