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Men's Health Specialist

Ithaca Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Behavioral Health located in Ithaca, NY

As a man, your health needs change as you age. Dr. Radomir D. Stevanovic has over 25 years of experience providing men’s health services, including prostate cancer screenings and low T therapy, to the residents of Ithaca, New York, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a men’s health checkup with an experienced internal medicine physician, call Ithaca Primary Care or book an appointment online today.

Men's Health Q&A

What is men’s health?

A men’s health exam at Ithaca Primary Care is designed to address the specific needs of a man’s reproductive and general health. These examinations not only offer the opportunity to develop a trusting doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Stevanovic, but they can also help prevent potential health conditions from developing and identify others before they become too serious.

In addition to assessing your overall health, Dr. Stevanovic addresses your reproductive health needs, offering STD testing and low T therapy, as well as PSA screenings for prostate cancer.

What can I expect during STD testing?

Getting an STD test is relatively quick and painless. During your men’s health screening, Dr. Stevanovic reviews your sexual history and any symptoms that you might be experiencing. Your STD test might include:

  • Urine or blood testing
  • A physical examination looking for signs of infection
  • Tissue swabs from your cheek, throat, penis, or anus

If any blisters or sores are present, Dr. Stevanovic might swab these for tissue samples as well.

What is low T therapy?

Low T therapy corrects lowered testosterone levels. Testosterone is a male hormone produced in your testicles. It plays an essential role in your body; it not only gives you physically male characteristics like facial hair and a deep voice, but it also boosts your mood, aids your ability to think, and keeps your bones strong.

When men reach their 50s, their testosterone production begins to decrease. As the hormone levels drop, you can experience adverse side effects, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Reduced energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Impotence or decreased sex drive
  • Mood changes, including anxiety or depression

Dr. Stevanovic uses blood testing and assesses your symptoms to identify low testosterone; then he works with you to create a treatment plan that may include low T therapy.

What is PSA screening?

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening is a simple blood test that looks for signs or risks of prostate cancer.

PSA is a protein naturally produced in your prostate gland. If you have prostate cancer, your PSA levels are usually elevated; however, it is possible to have high levels of PSA without having prostate cancer.

Dr. Stevanovic recommends annual PSA screenings beginning at age 50. If you are at a high risk for prostate cancer or you have a family history of the disease, Dr. Stevanovic may recommend starting screenings at a younger age.

Call Ithaca Primary Care today, or book your men’s health appointment online.