Of all possible patient demographics, men are typically the most likely to avoid seeking medical attention or general health care. Research performed by AARP revealed that only half of the men surveyed get regular checkups, and 72% would prefer doing unappealing household chores than see their doctor. We understand, and we don’t take it personally. Women are often subjected to regular doctors’ visits from an earlier age, making it easier for them to seek treatment throughout their lives.
At Post Falls, we hope to show you that any perceived stigma or anxiety that you associate with visiting your doctor is unwarranted. We’re here to offer you patient-centered, comprehensive, compassionate, and confidential care. Your health is just as important as anyone else’s, and we offer a variety of services to help keep you going strong.
The process of going through a prostate screening is not nearly as scary as it sounds, and it can help identify potential health issues, including prostate cancer, early enough for treatment to be effective. Prostate screenings have saved thousands of lives, and they’re well worth the temporary discomfort. Your prostate screening will be broken into two pieces: a physical exam and a blood test.
During the physical exam, we will typically use digital methods to inspect the rectum for any irregularities or enlargements. Our lab will also draw a blood sample from your arm, which will be tested for prostate-specific antigen levels. Most health care providers recommend that all men should begin routine prostate screenings at age 50, and earlier if prostate cancer is present in the family history.
Annual Wellness Exams
Annual wellness exams focus on preventative care, making it easier for health complications to be avoided down the line. These exams may include vaccinations, various disease screenings, and other tests, depending on the patient. For example, one patient with low calcium levels may undergo a bone mineral density test. Another may receive a blood pressure or blood glucose test. One patient may receive a wide variety of tests.
In our office, we don’t like to offer generalized health care. Our approach is more patient-centered than that. Depending on your age, general health, family history, and other individual factors, your annual wellness exam may look different from the next patient’s. This allows us to offer the care that is best for you, not what’s best for everyone else.
In addition to offering diabetic care in our office, we like to give each of our patients the knowledge and tools that they need to take care of themselves at home, as well. Healthy eating habits and regular physical activity can be worked into your day-to-day life to improve your overall health, keep a healthy weight, and avoid complications. When you need something more, we can provide the medications you need to manage your blood sugar levels, so diabetes becomes something you live with instead of something you suffer from.