Men's Health

Physicians Medical Primary Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care & Walk-In Care located in San Jose, CA

Men are less likely than women to report symptoms and health complications as they appear and put off regular visits with their doctor. At Physicians Medical Primary Care in San Jose, California, family physicians Gina Bui, MD, and Sveltlana Burkhead, MD, offer focused men’s health care and annual visits catered to men. To request your next appointment, call Physicians Medical Primary Care, or use the online scheduling tool today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health refers to health care specifically designed to treat men and the parts of their bodies that set them apart from women. Additionally, men have different health risks than women that require customized attention and care. 

Physicians Medical Primary Care encourages men to keep in touch with their health with routine annual exams, immunizations, and as-needed care. Men are less likely to seek medical attention than women and more likely to take part in unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, so paying attention to your health and wellness is especially important. 

What are the top health problems affecting men?

The top health complications affecting men are different than those affecting women. While a few are the same, some of the top health complications affecting men are:

  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Alcoholism and other alcohol-related health problems
  • Depression and suicide
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease

Additionally, there are a few health problems unique to men. Your doctor may recommend that you start getting screenings for prostate cancer when you reach middle age or ask you to report symptoms related to low testosterone, like erectile dysfunction or sleep problems.

If you’re sexually active, you should consider getting sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. Many STDs don’t show any symptoms in men, so a test can tell you if you have one and need treatment. 

What does men’s health care involve?

As an adult man, you should get annual physical exams at Physicians Medical Primary Care. Each annual physical exam is an opportunity for you to learn more about your health, report symptoms, and catch health complications early when they’re still easy to treat or manage. Your doctor can also evaluate your current lifestyle and habits and help you make adjustments to them that might help your health in the future. 

One unique part of men’s health care that women don’t need is a prostate exam. Unless you have a genetic predisposition to prostate cancer, your doctor usually recommends that you start getting prostate exams as part of your annual exam around age 50. Getting a prostate exam as part of your preventive care can help them detect signs of a complication early on before you get any symptoms. 

To find out more about men’s health and what makes it unique, or to book your next annual physical exam, call Physicians Medical Primary Care, or use the online scheduling tool today.