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Care for all my lifetime needs

As a man, your health care needs change throughout your lifetime. We have the right kind of care, at the right time, to help you manage your health at any age.

Men are 24 percent less likely to go to the doctor

Men are 24 percent less likely to go to the doctor

Men are 24 percent less likely to go to regular doctor checkups than women. Are you one of them? Find out if you’re up-to-date on care. And learn how HealthPartners and Minnesota’s KARE 11 are teaming up to bring awareness to men’s health.

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A lifetime of healthy choices

Staying on top of your health goes a long way in ensuring you can live the life you want at any age. We’re here to help you get the right care you need to stay healthy and to find the right doctor when things happen.

  • Do you have a primary care doctor who can be your trusted source for health care information and care? Now is a good time of life to look for a family medicine or internal medicine doctor.
  • Are you active and exercise often? It’s good to find an activity that you can enjoy throughout your life. If you’re wondering how to avoid injury or become injured, an orthopaedic and sports medicine doctor can help.
  • Are your immunizations up to date? Your doctor can help you decide what type you need and when.
  • Are you sexually active? Talk to your doctor about sexually-transmitted diseases and if you should be screened.
  • How are you doing? If you need help with your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
  • Are you thinking of starting or expanding your family? You can talk to your primary doctor who might be a family medicine or internal medicine doctor. Your doctor can help you be as healthy as possible before you and your partner decide to become pregnant.
  • Do you have questions about you and your partner getting or being pregnant? Your doctor can help no matter where you are in the planning process.
  • Are you wondering about your fertility or your partner’s? Talk to your doctor who can arrange for specialty testing to find out if you need be concerned.
  • How are you doing? Trying to become pregnant can be stressful and frustrating for both the man and woman. And once the baby arrives, new fathers often experience new challenges and stress. If you need help with your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
  • What’s next in mid-life? A lot. Your family medicine or internal medicine doctor can help you stay on top of your annual health exams and any immunizations you’ll need.
  • Moving less? Don’t. Keeping up your activity level can help you retain your strength and flexibility as you age. And, getting the proper nutrition is important to check any weight gain. Check with your doctor if your weight starts sneaking up or you feel more tired than you should.
  • Ongoing pain? Face it head-on. If your favorite sport or activity, or just everyday movement causes you pain, you may want to see an orthopaedic and sports medicine doctor. Not only is that the doctor that can help you find relief, you can also learn how to avoid injury in the future.
  • What’s your family history? Be sure to share your family history with your doctor including any heart, blood pressure, cholesterol and cancer or diabetes issues. You may need extra screenings or medical care if you have a family history. Your doctor can also help if you develop any ongoing medical issues.
  • How are you doing? There are a lot of changes men go through as they move from one decade to another. Some of it is lifestyle and some related to work and family. If you need help with your emotional health, talk to a behavioral health expert.
  • What do you need to do? Be sure to get your annual exams and understand the tests and screenings your doctor will provide based on your age. Your doctor may recommend a colon cancer screening around age 50.
  • Are things not working like they used to? Many men can experience erectile dysfunction and urinary issues as they age. Your doctor can help. You may also want to see a urologist.
  • What is next? As you age, your health needs change. At some point, you may want to see a geriatrics doctor. This doctor specializes in issues and diseases most often associated with advancing age including memory care. They can also care for you if you are living in an assisted living, transitional care or long-term care facility.
  • How are you doing? If you or your family member notices a change in your emotional health, talk to your doctor or a behavioral health expert.
  • How can you plan ahead? Prepare a living will. A living will describes the kinds of medical care you want to have if you can't speak for yourself. It can help your family make decisions if you become sick and unable to make decisions for yourself.
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