Preventive Medical Tests
Phoenix Family Medical Clinic recommends annual exams for all men. There are several preventive medical tests that can be performed which you need to stay healthy. Medical tests and screenings can find diseases early, when they’re easiest to treat. Making these tests part of an annual physical exam is an excellent way to stay healthy. To schedule your annual exam or if you have any questions about preventive medical tests contact our office at 602-773-5600 or 480-751-1900.
Body Mass Index
Your body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of your body fat based on your height and weight. It is used to screen for obesity. Maintaining a healthy BMI is essential to living a healthy lifestyle.
As you age have your cholesterol checked regularly. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease.
It is recommended that you have your blood pressure checked at least every 2 years. High blood pressure increases your chance of getting heart or kidney disease and for having a stroke. If you have high blood pressure, you may need medication to control it. Click here for more information about blood pressure.
Cardiovascular Disease, also known as "heart disease", generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease. Phoenix Family Medical Clinic can assess your heart health as part of our preventive health care.
Beginning at age 50 it is recommended for men to get tested for colorectal cancer. Our health care providers can help you decide which test is best. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, you may need to be tested before you turn 50.
Phoenix Family Medical Clinic can recommend tests for prostate, lung, oral, skin, or other cancers. This is important if there is a family history of cancer.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Our health care providers can help you determine if whether you should be tested for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, or other sexually transmitted diseases.
If your blood pressure is higher than 135/80, ask your doctor to test you for diabetes. Diabetes, or high blood sugar, can cause problems with your heart, eyes, feet, kidneys, nerves, and other body parts.