Men's Health Specialist

Adult Care of Austin, PA

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Austin, TX

Annual physicals are a critical part of preventive healthcare, but nearly 60% of men don’t go to the doctor. Dr. Steven Dobberfuhl and Dr. Allen Sonstein encourage men of all ages who live in or around Austin, Texas, to make time for an annual checkup and men’s health screenings at Adult Care of Austin. The doctors focus on providing preventive healthcare services in a comfortable and modern setting. Don’t put your health on hold; call or schedule your appointment online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What are the common men’s health issues?

Although heart disease and cardiovascular health issues like hypertension, high cholesterol, and stroke are all common health issues for men, you should be aware of a wide range of issues and work with your doctor to avoid including:

  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia — an enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Other cancers including skin, colon, and lung
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases
  • Depression
  • Alcoholism

Many of these conditions are easily treated and controlled when diagnosed in their early stages. In some cases, with lifestyle modifications, you can even reduce your risk of these conditions. At Adult Care of Austin, Dr. Dobberfuhl and Dr. Sonstein focus on preventive care to improve and maintain your health, reducing your risk of these — and other — diseases and health conditions.

What preventive health screenings do I need?

Many health conditions don’t cause symptoms in their early stages and health screenings are the only way to identify and diagnose them. At Adult Care of Austin, Dr. Dobberfuhl and Dr. Sonstein offer a comprehensive range of preventive health screenings including:

  • PSA levels
  • Testosterone and other hormone levels
  • Cancer screenings
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • STD testing

Routine health screenings are just part of the preventive healthcare services you can expect as part of a routine men’s health assessment.

How can annual physicals improve my health?

There are many benefits to making time for annual men’s health exams. As mentioned, many serious health issues don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages. Preventive health screenings are often the only way to diagnose and treat a health issue before it becomes more severe and threatens your overall health and wellbeing.

Also, having routine appointments allows you to develop a relationship with your doctor, which benefits you in two ways: you know and trust your doctor, and your doctor keeps detailed records of your health. When anything changes with your health, your doctor will know immediately, and you’ll have the open relationship necessary for frank conversations about how to improve your health.

If you’re looking for expert medical care focused on improving and maintaining your health, call the team at Adult Care of Austin, or schedule an appointment online today.