Men’s Health Services
We understand that when it comes to looking after their health, men and women often approach health care differently.
Men are often more hesitant than women when it comes to regular check-ups and screening. Also, the most common health problems faced by men are different to those faced by women.
At Nuvo Health general practice clinics we are deeply committed to preventative and holistic health care for men at every stage of life.
That’s why, when it comes to men’s health, it is absolutely crucial that you attend regular appointments. Without these check ups it’s impossible to identify issues early and intervene before they become more serious.
Perhaps you’d prefer to deal with a male doctor, or someone who you know specialises in dealing with men’s health problems.
Nuvo Health doctors have extensive experience when it comes to sexual/reproductive health, heart disease, mental health and sexual/reproductive health to name a few.
Common men’s health issues
Our men’s health doctors have a broad range of experience when it comes to the health issues particular men These areas of specialisation include:
We know that infertility and reproductive health issues are more common than many people might think. We also know that it can be difficult to know where to turn when dealing with such a personal matter. If you’ve been having trouble conceiving and you’re looking for someone who can provide you with the right advice, your GP is your first point of contact. At Nuvo Health, right across our clinics, we have a number of GP’s with a special interest in men’s health. They’ll be able to offer you sound, professional advice as well as being able to refer you to the appropriate reproductive health specialist.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer faced by Australian men and the risk of contracting the disease increases with age. So, if you’re 50 years or older (40 for those with a family history of prostate cancer) it’s important to talk to your GP about the risk factors and seek out appropriate testing where necessary.
Bowel cancer screening
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) starts at 50 (or earlier for those with a family history of bowel cancer). If you fall within these categories it is incredibly important you discuss the importance of screening for bowel cancer with your GP. The NBCSP is designed to help detect bowel cancer early in order to lower the number of Australians dying from the disease each year.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australian men. Regular heart health checks with your Nuvo Health GP will help you to understand your level of heart disease risk and develop a plan to lower that risk. We’ll look at your blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and perform a resting heart tracing ECG if needed. Your doctor will also take a holistic assessment of your lifestyle in order to work with you to improve your health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
If you would like to make an appointment to see a doctor please book online or call your nearest Nuvo Health location today.