Telemedicine & General Family Medicine located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Men and women have distinct health needs, and meeting those needs should never fall to the end of your to-do list. Through the care of telemedicine specialist Alexandra Doerschel, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, residents of Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida can receive top-quality treatment from Telakai Health. Call the practice or book an appointment using the online tool.
Men's & Women's Health Q&A
What are some specific men’s health needs?
Researchers assert that men are far less likely than women to seek medical care when an issue arises. Unfortunately, they also have far higher rates of risky behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, and living with high levels of stress.
Men also have health needs linked to their reproductive health. Getting the screenings appropriate for your age and overall health is a critical part of staying as healthy as possible.
Some of the health issues men should be aware of include:
- Prostate health
- Low testosterone
- Anxiety and depression
- Erectile dysfunction
These are just some of the health issues men can face at various points in their lives. Having a trusted practitioner to turn to can make a world of difference when an issue arises.
What kinds of women’s health services are available?
Women often place their own health and wellness needs at a lower priority than obligations at work, at home, and within their communities. It’s important to ensure you schedule routine well women exams to get the care you need to thrive.
In terms of reproductive health, women may encounter:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Symptoms of menopause
- Vaginal dryness
- Low libido
Women also need routine screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and other cancers of the reproductive system.
How can both women and men improve their overall health and wellness?
Telemedicine offers a path to better health for both women and men. Through a personalized telemedicine visit with a skilled practitioner, you can review your overall health and wellness and discuss specific areas of concern you may have.
Your practitioner can help determine if you are overdue for important health assessments. If you need screenings, your telemedicine specialist can set up those visits on your behalf. If a prescription medication is necessary, your practitioner is able to write the prescription and forward it to the pharmacy of your choice.
Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension continue to be leading causes of death and disability for both women and men. Working with a skilled practitioner can help you improve your overall health and prevent or manage chronic disease.
If you need to move closer to a healthy weight, medically supervised weight loss can help. This is another service available from Telakai Health and is easy to set up during a live video visit.
To explore more men’s and women’s health options, call the office today to set up a visit, or schedule online in just moments.