Men's Health Services in New Jersey
Being proactive about health issues can increase a patient’s life expectancy and greatly improve quality of life. Serving Essex County in New Jersey, the providers at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services take a preventative approach to men’s health, using the latest advancements in medical technology to provide comprehensive, personalized healthcare tailored to the needs of men.
Learn more about men’s health management from Nirvana’s primary care locations: Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, and North Ward Medical Arts. Treatments are also available at CHOP/SHOP, which provides house visits to eligible patients.
Men’s Preventative Health Screenings
Scheduling health screenings is one of the most important things a man can do for his health. As with all patient populations, early detection can significantly improve a person’s chances of successful treatment outcomes. Preventative health screenings are used to detect an issue before it becomes a larger health concern. For many men, this includes proactively scheduling the following risk assessments:
Colorectal Cancer Screening
There are several screenings for colorectal cancer. These include stool-based tests, as well as colonoscopy and other visual (structural) examinations. Based on the recommendations of the American Cancer Society, patients at average risk should be screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 45. The frequency of screening depends on the type of test and the health of the patient.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Screening for prostate cancer is typically done one of two ways: digital rectal examination (DRE) or blood testing. These tests are designed to look for possible signs of prostate cancer but can’t confirm a diagnosis. If cancer is suspected, additional tests will be required. According to American Cancer Society, these tests are recommended for men who meet the following criteria:
- Age 50 and at average risk
- Age 45 and at high risk
- Age 40 and at even greater risk
Testicular Cancer Screening
This evaluation is usually performed if symptoms arise, and it may also be done if the tests for other conditions are inconclusive. Men typically receive a testicular exam as part of their routine check-up, but it’s also recommended that they perform regular self-examinations at home. If testicular cancer is suspected, the physician may perform radiological services, order blood tests for tumor markers, or biopsy the area.
Patients who are part of the Nirvana Healthcare Management Services network may receive a pelvic ultrasound, which examines the prostate gland and seminal vesicles for size, obstruction, or any other abnormalities. They may also require testicular/scrotal ultrasound, which assesses obstruction, mass, or pain in the male pelvic region. For more insight into the risk assessments most appropriate for you, reach out to a primary care physician.
Overall Health Evaluations
In addition to health screenings, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services providers offer other routine testing services to help men maintain overall health and wellbeing. These tests help diagnose issues related to the following conditions:
Depending on the patient’s health, the risk for disease, and other factors, additional screenings may be necessary. The physicians work with each patient to help ensure they receive the tests they need to make informed healthcare decisions and, if necessary, meaningful lifestyle changes.
Nirvana Healthcare Management Services also offers access to geriatric medicine, which is tailored to the unique needs of the aging men and women across the community, as well as services specific to women’s health.
Conditions that Commonly Affect Men
The clinicians have specialized training in the diseases, disorders, and conditions that commonly affect men, particularly middle-aged and older men, as well as other patients. Some men are at greater risk of developing certain diseases than others. Some of the health issues that commonly affect men include the following:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Depression and other mental health issues
- Heart disease and stroke
- Hormonal imbalances, such as low testosterone
- Liver disease
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
Since various conditions of the urinary tract, as well as impaired sexual function, are fairly common in older males, noninvasive radiological services are available to achieve an accurate diagnosis.
Treatments are administered under the recommendations of a qualified healthcare professional. Ranging from medication to more invasive methods, the treatments for a health condition will vary from patient to patient and depend on several factors. Physicians take care to review diagnoses and treatments with each patient, ensuring all questions are answered.
Request An Appointment with Nirvana Healthcare Management Services
Take control of your health in partnership with an experienced provider. Patients can receive quality men’s health services at a location that best suits their health needs. Serving the Newark and East Orange, NJ, areas, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services has several primary medical locations: Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, and North Ward Medical Arts, and offers in-home services for elderly and home-bound patients through CHOP. To book an appointment with a healthcare concierge or request more information regarding these and other services, call us today.