Men's Health Specialist

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians & Board Certified Pediatricians located in Grand Rapids, MI

Choosing a doctor you feel comfortable with can be challenging, so the team at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan works hard to provide you with the care you need when you need it. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for more than 20 years, the team offers primary care and men's health care so you can feel your best and get the right medical treatment for acute and chronic health issues. Take care of your health with annual exams, disease screenings, and lifestyle advice from the team you can trust. Schedule your visit today by calling or booking an appointment online.

Men's Health Q&A

What men's health services are available?

At Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan, the team provides all the essential care you need to maintain your health, including:

  • Annual wellness exams
  • Physicals for work, school, or sports
  • Immunizations, including shots for the flu and shingles
  • Blood testing for high cholesterol and diabetes
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Prostate exams
  • Weight management
  • Mental health screening and support

Most of your medical needs can be taken care of at the office and the in-house lab, though the team can provide a specialist referral if you need to see a proctologist or oncologist.

When should I see a primary care doctor?

The team recommends coming in for an annual physical exam each year. Some patients find that scheduling their visit around their birthday or at the start of the new year is an easy reminder to come in and get all of their medical care for the year.

During your annual physical, the team checks your weight, blood pressure, vision, and updates your medical history. Based on your age and lifestyle, you may need a blood test to check your cholesterol or blood sugar levels.

The team also provides care for acute and chronic illnesses and conditions like:

  • Minor trauma, including cuts, burns, and broken fingers and toes
  • Colds and the flu
  • Ear infections
  • Strep throat
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes

If you have a chronic health condition like high blood pressure or diabetes, you may need more frequent visits for testing or medication management. 

When you start taking a new prescription, the team follows up with you after a couple of weeks to determine how the medication is managing your condition. If it's not working well enough, they may prescribe a different medication that works better for you.

What steps can I take to stay healthy?

Men are typically at a higher risk for developing high blood pressure and high cholesterol than women, especially under the age of 65. In order to protect your health, the team suggests keeping your annual physical exam appointments and:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Quitting smoking and using tobacco products
  • Reducing your alcohol consumption to one drink per day or less
  • Managing your stress levels
  • Eating a diet high in fiber
  • Getting enough sleep

The team can give you additional personalized lifestyle suggestions based on your medical and family histories during your annual visit or a follow-up visit.

Set up your annual exam or a general men's health visit now by calling or booking online.