Our GPs recognise prevention is vital to improve men’s health outcomes. As men tend to attend doctors less frequently than women, our GPs try and work opportunistically and then encourage men to return for regular checkups.
The four most common causes of illness and death in men are heart disease, cancer including lung, skin, prostate and bowel cancers, accidents such as car and bike accidents and lung disease such as emphysema.
Our doctors are able to assist men with all aspects of medical care including conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes, weight management, prostate checks, and sexual health including erectile dysfunction.
Depression can be associated with medical illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or chronic pain or death of a partner and isolation. Men often do not seek treatment for mental health and can increase the use of alcohol or non prescribed drugs. Our GPs encourage men to discuss these issues and then provide the appropriate intervention and support which can include counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, referral to a Psychiatrist or Psychologist or medications.