Men's Health Specialist

Family Practice Associates

Family Practice & General Practitioners located in Broomfield, CO

Compared to women, men are more likely to make unhealthy or risky decisions and avoid getting the medical care they need. Family care physician Pamela Abrams, MD, and the professional team at Family Practice Associates, PC, in Broomfield, Colorado, are dedicated to helping men of all ages achieve optimal health. So if you’re looking for a primary physician with expertise in men’s health issues, call or book online to schedule an appointment at Family Practice Associates today.

Men's Health Q & A

What are common men’s health problems?

Throughout their lives, men suffer more health problems than women. Of the 15 leading causes of death in the United States, men outnumber women in all of them except Alzheimer's disease, but this may be because men don't live long enough to get Alzheimer's in the numbers women do.

Some common issues and concerns in men’s health include:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Depression and suicide
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low testosterone

What causes men’s health problems?

Men are more likely than women to engage in the following activities that may increase their risk of developing a variety of health problems:

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Making risky or dangerous choices
  • Putting off routine physical exams and medical care

How can men improve their health?

Many men’s health issues can be reduced or prevented by making better lifestyle decisions, such as:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Limiting alcohol
  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Managing stress
  • Getting preventive medical care

Why is it important for men to see a doctor?

Avoiding medical care may be detrimental in cases of serious health conditions that are most treatable when they’re caught early.

Through preventive care, such as routine physical exams, the team at Family Practice Associates monitors any changes in your body that may indicate disease. They also review your medical history and determine whether you need tests that screen for common men’s health problems.

When you visit Family Practice Associates for preventive care, Dr. Abrams and the team check for signs of the following commons men’s health problems:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Various forms of cancer

How are men’s health problems treated?

If the team at Family Practice Associates detects any abnormalities during your exam, they work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. The exact type of treatment depends on your condition and risk factors, but may include:

  • Counseling on lifestyle changes such as improving diet and exercise
  • Medications
  • Referral to a specialist such as a cardiologist, oncologist, or psychiatrist

If you or a loved one requires treatment for men’s health issues, don’t hesitate to call Family Practice Associates or book an appointment online today.