A survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic found that about 42% of men only go to the doctor when they’re worried they have a serious medical condition. If that profile fits you, then here’s some food for thought: you may prevent that serious problem by visiting Matt Pabis, MD, for routine annual exams. Dr. Pabis is skilled in all aspects of men’s health, from screening for and preventing chronic disease to treating common conditions like sexual dysfunction. To learn more, call the office in the East Village area of New York City, or book an appointment online.
The best way to protect yourself from chronic disease is to catch it at an early stage while you still have time to begin treatment and prevent it from becoming a serious problem. The only way to find subtle, early signs of disease is with an annual physical.
During your physical, Dr. Pabis reviews your medical history, checks your vitals (weight, blood pressure, heart rate), does blood work to screen for problems like high cholesterol and diabetes, and performs a complete physical exam.
You can also get immunizations as recommended for your age and health or shots needed if you plan to travel out of the country.
Your men’s health checkup may also include screening for:
Dr. Pabis may check for prostate cancer by drawing your blood for a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. At Matt Pabis, MD, you can also get a diagnostic ultrasound, which gives Dr. Pabis the ability to evaluate your bladder, prostate gland, kidneys, and bowel.
Undergoing ultrasound to screen for an abdominal aortic aneurysm is recommended for men between the ages of 65 and 75 who have ever smoked in their lifetime.
As a highly experienced internist and general practitioner, Dr. Pabis is well qualified to diagnose and treat the full scope of health conditions in men.
Some of the most common men’s health issues Dr. Pabis treats are:
Your levels of testosterone naturally decline by about 1% a year after the age of 30 or 40. Low testosterone also increases your risk for osteoporosis and causes:
Dr. Pabis performs testosterone testing to determine if your levels are low and then provides hormone replacement to restore normal levels.
Low levels of testosterone can lead to memory problems, lack of motivation, and emotional problems such as depression. Whether they’re related to hormone imbalances or intense daily stress and anxiety, Dr. Pabis can help you deal with mental health concerns.
Even if you stay in good shape, your body changes as you get older. Dr. Pabis may screen your reflexes, balance, and joint movement and then develop a treatment plan to restore your strength and keep you active.
Men’s health is a top priority at Matt Pabis, MD, — call or use online booking to schedule your preventive exam.