GREENVILLE, S.C.—It’s been established that women are the healthcare decision makers in many families. They are also most likely to schedule annual exams and preventive services. A Greenville Health System urology practice is taking an approach that could improve the likelihood of men visiting the doctor.
GHS Regional Urology has started Regional Urology Men’s Health Center.
“The ‘macho’ attitude can be very dangerous for men because often times diseases that could be prevented or treated earlier are more advanced by the time men get around to seeing the doctor,” said Dr. William Flanagan, urologist and director of Regional Urology Men’s Health Center. “The failure of men and doctors to meet regularly could be a major reason why women live longer than men and why men are more likely to get and die of serious diseases.”
The center is open the third and fourth Thursdays of each month between 8 a.m. and noon. Appointments are required and men do not have to be an existing patient with the practice.
The Men’s Health Center is focused on secondary health issues that are the result of chronic diseases like cancer or cardiovascular disease. These issues could include infertility, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and a host of other issues.
“Regional Urology Men’s Health Center is dedicated to the health needs of men in our community,” Flanagan said. “Our goal is to help men take charge of their health and to improve their quality of life. We want fathers to become grandfathers.”
Some common conditions that are identified and treated by the Regional Urology Men’s Health Center are:
- Prostate Cancer Screening
- Prostate MRI
- New treatments for BPH such as UroLift
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Kidney Stones
- Low Testosterone
- Vasectomy Consultation
- Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease
To make an appointment or to learn more, call 864-797-7450 or visit ghs.org/menshealth. Non-urologic conditions will be referred to another specialist.