Men's Health Services
At Ashburton Family Practice we offer a range of health services tailored to meet the needs of our Male patients.
Men are notoriously bad at seeking help for their health problems and we want to make it easy for you to discuss your health with one of our doctors.
You can make an appointment online or call one of your friendly reception staff. We encourage you to utilise our Telehealth options if time and work commitments are a problem.
Common issues which we can help with are:
General Health Checks
This includes diabetic screening, blood pressure check, cholesterol check and prostate check.
The prostate check is usually a blood test. We strongly encourage this for all men aged 40+.
Smoking-related diseases killed 18,800 Australians in 2011. That’s 50 preventable deaths every day.
Quitting smoking has immediate health benefits and dramatically reduces the risk of smoking-related diseases, whatever your age. We offer various strategies and medications to help you quit.
Painful joints, limbs and muscles which may be recurrently impacting your day to day activities.
These could signal underlying arthritis from years of “wear and tear”. Seeking help early can lead to far better outcomes in the long term.
Erectile Dysfunction & Sexual Health
Erectile dysfunction (or impotence) is a man’s inability to get or keep an erection that allows sexual activity with penetration. Erectile dysfunction is not a disease, but a symptom of some other problem – physical, psychological or a mixture of both.
Sexual health is not only about physical wellbeing. It includes the right to healthy and respectful relationships, health services that are inclusive, safe and appropriate. Sex is a normal, natural part of life, and nothing to be embarrassed about.
Alcohol consumption is a serious men’s health issue: Research shows that men have a greater tendency toward binge drinking than women do and, as a result, a much greater risk of drinking-related problems.