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Carmen Radford, FNP

Family Practice located in Idaho Falls, ID

Men's Health Specialist

Men's Health covers many different kinds of care, and Carmen Radford, FNP, is available to help. Sandcreek Family Practice, serving patients in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has the experience and knowledge needed to help with men's needs including wellness exams, prostate exams, and beyond.

Men's Health

What is a Men's Wellness Exam?

A men's wellness exam is an overall health screening, which all men should have done on a regular basis. During this test, the nurse practitioner will look for medical issues, evaluate the risk for medical issues in the future, give the patient counseling on how to live a healthy lifestyle, administer any necessary vaccinations, and perform a prostate exam in many cases.

What Does a Prostate Exam Include?

During a prostate exam, the nurse practitioner will check the health of the prostate gland. The health care provider will have the patient stand with feet apart, leaning forward for the exam. The nurse practitioner will let the patient know what is going to happen in each step of the exam, which helps patients relax. During the prostate exam, the patient will feel a small amount of pressure, but the external sphincter will usually relax within a few seconds. The nurse practitioner is able to examine the prostate in just a few moments.

What is Testosterone Replacement?

As a man ages, the amount of testosterone in the body starts to decline. This loss of testosterone can result in some difficult side effects, including reduced libido and lack of energy. Testosterone replacement therapy is a medically approved way to get the necessary testosterone back into the body. This therapy can come in the form of oral medication, injections, or patches among other options.

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

In Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, the prostate gland is enlarged. This can cause symptoms like increased need to urinate. Treatment options include lifestyle changes like limiting fluid intake before bed.

How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?

Erectile dysfunction can be treated with highly effective medications or lifestyle changes today. As the cause of ED is different for each man, the nurse practitioner will discuss symptoms and solutions with each man individually.

Sandcreek Family Practice
3652 Washington Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: 208-419-0593
Fax: (208) 524-1222
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