What is it?
This is an overall health assessment that will enable you and your doctor to identify current and potential health problems. This will allow you both to develop an ongoing health plan specific to you.
How do I make an appointment for a men's health check?
Advise our receptionists when you telephone for an appointment that you would like to book in for a Men’s Health Check. They will allocate you a 30 min consultation.
How much will it cost?
We ‘bulk bill’ these services..
What will happen?
You and your doctor will work through your medical history and your family’s medical history. You will explore your lifestyle, diet, exercise and ways of dealing with stress. Your doctor may include a heart, prostate and diabetes risk assessment. You may be required to come back a couple of times over a 6-week period to cover all this information. Your doctor will explain this to you.
During your men’s health check your doctor may make a thorough medical history of your health and your family.
The check may also include a medical examination including:
- Blood pressure check
- Blood tests to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels
- A height, weight, eye and ear check.
- A prostate check.
- Skin lesion and mole check.
- Bone density testing, depending on your age (for osteoporosis).
There will also be an opportunity for you and your doctor to develop plans for:
Exercise, weight reduction, healthy eating and managing stress.
Or even address other health concerns:
Hair loss, impotence, depression, relationship issues.
The men’s health partnership
It has been identified that the way doctors and men best work together is as a partnership. Your doctor is available to work with you to develop a long-term health plan. You may not need a full men’s health check but a little maintenance may be helpful in the long run.
How to get the most out of the Mens’ Health partnership.
- Find out about yourself and your relatives
- Make sure you understand what your GP has said. Ask, if you’re unsure!!
- Be specific about what you want.
- Ask for brochures or patient information cards.
- Tell your doctor about any medication or alternative therapy you are using as they may not mix well with the treatment advised.
What may happen after the first appointment?
- Your doctor may request you return for follow up testing after 3 -6 months.
- If there is more time needed to take further tests or to discuss in more detail specific health concerns longer appointment times will be arranged for you.
- Your doctor can work with you to develop ways to manage stress and any lifestyle changes.