We are here to help men lead healthier lives.
Every man has individual health care needs that change as he ages. Unfortunately, many men don’t get the routine care they need. For some men, it’s a matter of cost or lack of time. Others aren’t comfortable discussing their health, or fear doctors in general. Some just don’t think they need to see a doctor unless they are sick.
It’s easy to find excuses for not seeing a doctor, but ignoring routine care can result in more serious health problems later on. That’s why it’s important for men of all ages to see a doctor for routine check-ups and visits.
The Affinity Health System Women & Families Center offers programs and services designed especially for men in Northeast Wisconsin. We understand that each man’s body is unique, and so is the care he needs. Our doctors, nurses and other medical professionals will help you care for your health.
A Doctor Who Knows Your Body
Early diagnosis and treatment can help catch many medical problems before they become life-threatening. Plus, having a relationship with an Affinity family doctor can help men deal with the normal physical transitions of aging. Your doctor can watch your body for signs and symptoms that are out of the ordinary, and let you know if something requires a closer look.
If you don’t already have a doctor, the Affinity NurseDirect phone service can help you find one. Just call Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.
When you need specialized care, your doctor will work with one of Affinity Health System’s specialty departments to give you the best possible care.
- Affinity Heart & Lung Center
- UW Cancer Center at Affinity Health System
- Behavioral Health
- Sleep Lab
Additional Men’s Health Resources
A testicular self-exam checks for lumps that could be testicular cancer. Men with a family history of testicular cancer or other risk factors should perform a testicular self-exam every month.
Prostate cancer screening
The earlier your doctor detects prostate cancer, the more treatable the disease. Most doctors agree that men should have an annual prostate cancer screening starting at age 50. African-American men, and men with a father or brother with prostate cancer, should start at age 40.