A recent study showed that 65% of men avoid going to the doctor for as long as possible. In addition, 20% said they aren’t honest with their doctors about their issues, and 37% said they withhold information to avoid the dread of a negative prognosis. Don’t let this be you!
At Coral Gables Executive Physicians in Coral Gables, Florida, Robert H. Thomas, MD, FACP is our board-certified internal medicine and primary care physician who leads our team in preventive care. We understand men’s health and we’re also aware of your possible discomfort level when it involves routine medical care. We want to put you at ease by giving you a few reasons to schedule regular or needed visits with us.
1. Regular checkups monitor your health.
When you schedule a yearly appointment with us, we monitor your health and keep track of any changes. We can also detect any issues that could be threatening your health. For example, 1 in 9 men develop prostate cancer. Your yearly exam allows us to observe any signs that might require treatment, which provides a high survival rate.
At your yearly checkup, we also take a preventive approach to your health. We learn about your lifestyle routine and talk with you about any new changes to make that can help ward off sickness and disease and enhance the quality of your health.
2. Check your health numbers.
Routine wellness screenings provide information about your numbers, which tell us information about the health of your body. We check your blood pressure for hypertension, your “good” and “bad” blood cholesterol levels for the health of your arteries, and your blood sugar to keep you free from health complications that you can get from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
If we identify any warning signs, you’re in good hands with our superior care and treatments.
3. Protect your heart health.
Studies show that about 1 in 4 men lose their life to coronary heart disease. If you’ve had symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or numbness in your arms or legs, we provide testing to monitor the condition of your heart. We also talk to you about how to reduce the stress levels that could be contributing to your issues.
When you schedule your appointment at Coral Gables Executive Physicians, you can feel comfortable talking to Dr. Thomas about any particular issues you might be having. We take the time to get to know you and understand your health concerns.
For example, many men struggle with low testosterone or a decreased libido. We treat all male issues with confidentiality and compassion. We not only help resolve your issue, but we also can help you keep your quality of life, or get it back if you’ve lost it.