Men’s health needs change as they age. Dr. Stevanovic has extensive experience providing men’s health services, including prostate cancer screenings and Low T (testosterone) therapy.
To schedule a men’s health checkup call Ithaca Primary Care or book an appointment online today.
Men’s Health Q&A
What is men’s health?
A men’s health exam addresses the specific needs of a man’s reproductive and general health. These examinations help prevent potential health conditions from developing and identify others before they become problematic. In addition to assessing your overall health, our team offers prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings for prostate cancer, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, Low T therapy, and anxiety/depression.
What can I expect during STD testing?
STD tests are quick and painless. During a men’s health screening, our team reviews your sexual history and any symptoms that you might be experiencing. An STD test might include urine or blood testing and a physical examination to detect signs of infection. A clinician may take swabs from your cheek, throat, penis, or anus.
What is low T therapy?
Low T therapy can help to return testosterone to normal levels. Testosterone, a male hormone produced in the testicles, plays an essential role in generating male characteristics such as facial hair and a deep voice. It also boosts mood, aids thinking ability, and maintains bone strength.
When men reach their 50s, their testosterone production begins to decrease. As hormone levels drop, men can experience adverse side effects, including hot flashes, weight gain, reduced energy, difficulty concentrating, decreased muscle mass, impotence or decreased sex drive, and mood changes, including anxiety or depression. A blood test can detect Low T.
What is PSA screening?
PSA screening tests for signs or risks of prostate cancer. PSA is a protein produced by normal and malignant cells in the prostate gland. With prostate cancer, PSA levels are usually elevated; however, it is possible to have high levels of PSA in the absence of prostate cancer. Our team recommends annual PSA screenings beginning at the age of 50. If you are at high risk for prostate cancer or you have a family history of the disease, we may recommend starting screenings at a younger age.