Men's Health Specialist

Premier Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Medical Aesthetics & Weight Management located in Union City, TN

Men have unique health care needs, which is why routine men’s health exams are so important. Whether you require an annual physical exam or experience symptoms of an illness or disease, the Premier Primary Care team in Union City, Tennessee, is here for you. They offer a wide array of men’s health screenings and treatments to help you achieve optimal health. Schedule an appointment with Premier Primary Care over the phone or online today.

Men's Health Q&A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health involves preventive medicine, screenings, diagnoses, and treatments specific to men’s health care needs. Your men’s health appointment might include checking your vital signs, medical history review, a physical exam, and diagnostic screening tests that detect men’s health issues before serious complications arise.

What are the common men’s health screenings?

Common health screenings your provider might recommend include:

  • High blood pressure 
  • High cholesterol or triglycerides
  • Low testosterone
  • Prostate, colorectal, and skin cancers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Poor vision and hearing
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • STDs
  • Lung cancer in smokers

Your Premier Primary Care specialist might also screen you for nutritional deficiencies and other hormone imbalances if you’re at risk.

What happens during my appointment?

During a men’s health appointment, your primary care specialist checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They review your medical history and ask questions about any symptoms you have.

They also complete a comprehensive physical exam by evaluating your eyes, ears, nose, throat, breathing, heartbeat, abdomen, and reflexes. Your doctor might recommend diagnostic testing, such as blood tests or imaging procedures, to screen for specific health problems. They offer vaccinations to protect you from contracting communicable diseases, such as the flu.

If you require a physical to play sports or work at a job, your doctor can sign off on appropriate physical examination forms.

Will I require treatment?

Depending on the results of your physical exam and diagnostic tests, the team at Premier Primary Care might recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medications
  • Dietary supplements
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Allergy or asthma treatments
  • Erectile dysfunction treatment
  • Further diagnostic testing
  • Minor surgical procedures

Lifestyle changes your provider may suggest include weight loss, stress reduction, not smoking, nutritious eating, and regular workouts. They can refer out to specialists in your area if you have a complex medical condition, such as cancer, or if you require surgery.

If you’re in good health, no treatment is required, but your doctor can educate you about ways to reduce your risk of developing men’s health issues in the future. The Premier Primary Care team also offers aesthetic services, including wrinkle reduction and skin rejuvenation, using advanced radiofrequency and laser technology.

To be proactive about your health or seek treatment for unusual symptoms, schedule a men’s health exam with Premier Primary Care over the phone or online today.