Men tend to put off doctor visits and annual exams. Many of the health issues that are unique to men such as prostate cancer and low testosterone screening can be prevented and or easily treated as long as they are diagnosed early.

Comprehensive Annual
Exams

Prostate Cancer
Screening

Low Testosterone
Management

Cardiovascular Risk Screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer screening has gained public attention in the last 5 years. Dr. Espinosa recommends that you initial prostate cancer screening discussions with your primary care physician at age 50 and continue the screening program until age 75. If African American, Dr. Espinosa recommends beginning discussions at the age of 45. Screening should begin sooner if patients are symptomatic. Screening includes annual PSA testing and digital rectal exams and may also include appropriate referral to urology.

Low Testosterone Management

Symptoms of low testosterone in men include: Little or no interest in sex or low libido, feeling depressed, feeling tired especially at the end of the day, or developing breasts or gynecomastia. Dr. Espinosa recommends screening for low testosterone in men that are experiencing these symptoms.

Cardiovascular Risk Screening

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in adults in the US. People may have ongoing heart disease even without symptoms. In some people the first manifestation of heart disease is a heart attack or even sudden cardiac death. Because of these facts, it is important to routinely screen for heart disease particularly in those patients that have risk factors that can be modified. At Buckhead Medicine we emphasize yearly cardiovascular disease screening and risk stratification. Screening includes but is not limited to blood pressure measurement, EKG testing, cholesterol screening, cardiac CRP testing and in certain cases CT calcium score measurements, 2D echo-cardiogram and exercise or nuclear stress tests.