Men's Health Specialist

Anna Abalos, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Anna Abalos, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Roseville, CA

Health care is not one-size-fits-all. Men of all ages have their own unique health and wellness needs and goals. At her warm and inviting family medicine practice in Roseville, California, Anna P. Abalos, MD, helps men feel their best, stay active, and work to prevent common conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Call or click to schedule a comprehensive well-male visit and take charge of your health today.

Men's Health Q & A

What are the top health issues affecting men?

Men of all ages have their own unique health needs and concerns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top threats to men’s health are:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Unintentional injury
  • Chronic lower respiratory disease
  • Stroke

The good news is most of these conditions are largely preventable with medical intervention and healthy lifestyle choices and. Incorporating regular exercise and a well-balanced, nutritious diet into your routine can significantly reduce your risk of some of these and other health problems.

What is involved in a well-male exam?

Dr. Abalos is your biggest ally in keeping you healthy, and your well-male exam is her best tool for doing so.

At your annual well visit, Dr. Abalos reviews your overall health including any changes or symptoms you’re having and medications you’re taking. Using your family health history, she looks for risk factors for conditions with a genetic link.

She’ll ask about your lifestyle including:

  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Exercise
  • Diet
  • Sexual history
  • Sleep habits

Next, she performs a physical exam including prostate exam to check for signs of illness or injury. She records your height and weight and checks your blood pressure and heart and lung function.

She provides any necessary vaccinations you are due to receive. Depending on your age and symptoms, she orders bloodwork and other diagnostic testing.

Finally, she reviews the results of your wellness exam, and gives you a plan for going forward. This may include lifestyle changes, additional testing, or medication for treating or managing existing conditions.

Why is a well-male exam important?

Research shows that compared to women, men are more likely to:

  • Make risky lifestyle choices
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care
  • Smoke and drink

Effective preventive health care is essential for warding off common problems that affect men and for helping you look and feel your best at every age. Early detection is often the best way to catch cancer and other conditions when they are easier to treat.

Beyond your well-male exam, Dr. Abalos encourages you to choose healthy habits with lifestyle counseling on exercise and diet.

To schedule your comprehensive wellness checkup, call Anna P. Abalos MD Inc. today or book an appointment online.