More men than women have diabetes, and men are more likely to smoke and drink. But they are less likely to see health care regularly. Our Summit Medical Group physicians provide some helpful advice for men on these important topics!
“Don’t wait until a problem occurs. Partner with your primary care physician to learn about screenings and healthy lifestyle choices. Together we can find diseases early, when they’re most treatable. Schedule a visit soon!” – Epfanio Calcara, MD, Chair of Internal Medicine, Summit Medical Group New Jersey
“Meet the World Health organization’s guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week to reduce your risk of heart disease. Try walking to or at work or walking your dog – it counts.” – Andrew D. Beamer, MD, FACC, Chair of Cardiology, Summit Medical Group New Jersey
“As men age, the prostate may start causing symptoms, such as a weak stream, incomplete emptying, urinary frequency, pr night-time urination. Much like screenings for other organ systems, prostate cancer risk is a consideration for those older than 50 and possibly earlier for tose with a family history or who are African-American. Discuss your risks with your primary care physician or urologist.” – Adeep B. Thumar, MD, Chair of Urology, Summit Medical Group New Jersey