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Men’s Health Specialist

Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine & Pediatrician & Internists located in Arlington, VA

Men’s health needs are just as important as women’s are — but statistics show that men are less likely to seek preventive health care. At Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Mary Ellen Gallagher, MD, and Callie Adams, NP, work hard to change this by making men’s health care easy and convenient. The team sees you as an individual, never as a number, which means you get the guidance and support you need to stay healthy in one convenient location in Arlington, Virginia. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Men’s Health Q & A

What is a men's health exam?

A men's health exam is a general physical tailored for your unique concerns as a man. Women live an average of five years longer than men today, and part of that discrepancy could be that men tend to avoid doctors. 

Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics makes it easier and more convenient for men to maintain good whole-body health through preventive measures like annual men's health exams. This, in turn, can help to maximize your longevity and enjoyment in life.

What does a men's health exam include?

Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics customizes men's health exams for you. In general, your exam focuses on:

  • Screening for diseases and conditions
  • Evaluating your risk for illness
  • Facilitating healthy habits
  • Updating your immunizations, if needed

The team wants you to have good head-to-toe health, so they also address mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and stress during your exam. 

The team conducts your entire exam, including full lab testing as needed, in the comfortable Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. 

If you need specialized testing or treatments, for example, a minimally invasive colonoscopy, the team can coordinate your care and then explain your results to you afterward.  

What are the most typical men's health problems?

Men develop heart disease, lung cancer, Parkinson's disease, skin cancer, and other diseases more often than women. Additionally, men have unique risks related to their sex, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. 

Men's health exams at Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics can help you prevent and manage men’s health problems of all types. 

How can I prepare for a men's health exam?

Preparation for your men's health exam depends on your specific situation. If you're having lab tests, you may need to fast, change your medication, or change your eating habits before the appointment. The team lets you know about anything you need to do for preparation ahead of your visit.

Men’s health matters, and the team at Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics can help you prove that to yourself. The caring specialists are ready to support you in every way. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.