Did you know, men who don’t get 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, who don’t eat 5 portions of fruit and veggies a day, who consume more than 14 units of alcohol every week and whose waist size is 37 inches or above – are at an increased risk of heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer?
It is no secret that men are often reluctant to talk about their health or see a doctor. But the importance of seeing your doctor or healthcare specialist cannot be overlooked.
Many men find it difficult to follow a healthy and active life claiming their lifestyle to be very busy. But the fact remains that you can’t afford to live with health conditions or signs and symptoms of serious illnesses. Some of the conditions develop into more severe diseases and complexities. For example: overweight conditions, hypertension and high blood cholesterol over time translate into cardiovascular infections and diseases.
This is where yearly physicals with your primary care physician become essential. The annual screening — of weight, pulse, the degree of cholesterol in your blood and many other items– gives your physician the much-needed input to keep you healthy and going even in your busy life.
What We Do?
EPIC Primary Care provides the best of healthcare services – including diagnosis, yearly physicals, and care, attention and treatment – to help you effectively manage your chronic diseases and conditions.
EPIC experts help you in a simple structured manner by providing you with proper education about your health condition via our personalized health optimization program.
Our solutions aim to help you lose weight, get the right nutrition, indulge in the right physical activities, and keep all your vitals under control.
Services We Provide
At EPIC Primary Care, we provide a wide range of health care services for men, including:
- Metabolic Health – Weight Loss Management – Metabolic Condition Management | Exercise Physiology | Dietitian
- Respiratory Medicine – Treatment of Allergies, Asthma, COPD, and Lung Diseases | Pulmonary Function Tests
- Heart & Cardiovascular Care – Blood Pressure Monitoring | Congenital Ailments | Heart Diseases
- Medications – Personalized Medication, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals
- Medical Assessment: Measurement of Metabolism and Body Composition for Weight Loss
- Nutritional Assessment and Dietary Counseling
- Customized Exercise Programs
- Personal Training for effective weight loss
- Behavioral Therapy
- Long-term Weight Maintenance
What Do We Treat?
Men are famous for staying away from doctors and disregarding symptoms and side effects. This is why women live longer.
EPIC Primary Care practitioners can help with life changes or different medications to help get you healthier. We can provide wellness checks for men of all ages and perform all the necessary screening tests to address your health conditions and illnesses the right way.
Here are some of the health conditions, diseases and problems we treat:
Erectile Dysfunction: At EPIC, several treatments are available for erectile dysfunction. We will examine your condition and medical record and suggest the most suitable treatment option for you.
Low Testosterone: Testosterone is an important male hormone. It is known to decline with age. If there is a hormonal disturbance in your body system, we have the right technology and treatment to restore your testosterone level.
Infertility: Up to 15% of couples report infertility. Of that, up to 30-40% of infertile couples have a contributing male factor. EPIC provides medical treatment to such individuals to help them solve their reproductive problems.
Diabetic Care & Management: Eyes, kidneys, nerves face severe threat from high blood sugar levels. Even our life could be at risk of untamed blood glucose levels. Our expert practitioners make sure that your blood sugar levels are always in check.
Obesity: Obesity is an epidemic in the US, with more than 93.3 million US adults being clinically obese. Although many do not consider obesity a disease, it is a leading cause of various health problems, including heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer. Our obesity management services include measurements of metabolism and body composition, nutritional assessment, and dietary counseling, individualized exercise programs, personal training, weekly interactive personal and group education sessions, and long-term weight maintenance.
Hypertension: Hypertension can lead to many health complications including heart diseases, stroke, heart failure, and even death. EPIC helps you manage your chronic hypertension through regular tests and follow-ups, medications, customized diet plan, active lifestyle changes, stress management activities, and weight management.
At EPIC Primary Care, we have a team of dedicated health care experts. They use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to deliver customized health solutions to improve your overall strength, stamina, health status, and quality of life.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Our patients are our brand advocates. Here’s what they say about us!
Any interaction I have had with Shannon (no relation) over the years has always been positive. She actually seems to care & listens. Her bedside manner is great and comforting when you are not feeling well. I usually just see who is available so the level of care drastically differs, so I was delighted it was her this time. She is a bright side to this business.
JANEL W – Patient Since 2011
Dina was awesome. She was extremely professional, helpful and nice, just like she is every other time I've seen her.
MICHAEL S – Patient Since 2018
Well I appreciate your honest scientific diagnosis and medicine. EPIC Primary care has providing my sin with doctors who have a great demeanor and do their job just right.
MANSA M – Patient Since 2019
Consult Our Experts Today!
The fact that health is wealth cannot be denied. So, gentlemen, keep your health on top of your priority list. Beat all your chronic diseases and medical conditions with EPIC Primary Care. Call at 248-336-4000 (Ferndale) or 313-861-4400 (Detroit) to book an appointment with our board-certified physicians.
FAQsQ. What are the top health concerns of men?
Ans.Men face some unique health challenges, particularly as they age. While men and women often suffer from the same adverse health conditions, men suffer from many common ailments at an earlier age. A few possible reasons for this are hormones, heredity and often, men do not pay as much attention to maintaining their health as do women. Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, glaucoma, HIV are some of the top concerns for men.Q. Why do men die younger than women?
Ans. Although the life-expectancy gap between men and women has decreased, women still live 5.2 years longer than men. Here, several factors work against men. They tend to smoke and drink more than women. And they often don’t seek the medical attention when there is a need.
Also, there are many health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and low testosterone. Some men also define themselves by their work, which can add to their stress.Q. What can I do to stay healthy and prevent disease?
Ans. Men need to make some extra efforts to stay healthy as they grow older. They should focus on eating proper foods, exercising and seeing a doctor for regular health checkups. A healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward reducing the risk of developing serious health problems.Q. What types of health screenings can I do myself without going to the doctor?
Ans. Everyone should schedule regular checkups with a doctor and receive age-appropriate screenings to improve their health and reduce premature death and disability. You should consult your health care provider about the benefits of early screenings, especially if you are a member of a high-risk group or have a family history of some serious medical condition.Q. We all feel 'down' from time to time, but how do I know if I’m depressed?
Ans. Your emotional and mental health influences everything in your life, from relationships to career and how long you live. Depression is one of the most common diseases, affecting more than six million men in the U.S.
But as common as depression is, it’s also one of the most misunderstood diseases. Many people believe, for example, that depression is a normal part of life. However, if you experience its symptoms for more than two weeks, or if you feel that any of these symptoms are interfering with your life, see a doctor right away. Not getting the help will only worsen the condition. If untreated, it can lead to social problems, violence or suicide.Q. What do I do if I think I have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?
Ans. Sexually active adults who consider themselves at risk for STDs should be screened for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and other STDs.Q. Are there special health concerns an African-American man need to be aware of?
Ans. Although all men in general live shorter and lead a less healthy lifestyle than women, African-American men and some other minorities are at a greater risk of early death and developing certain medical conditions.
African-American men, for example, suffer the worst health of any major population group in the United States, living an average of 6 years less than white men. The reasons, for this are complex, but include lack of health insurance or affordable health care, greater exposure to violence and other hereditary factors.
African-American men are five times more likely to die of HIV/AIDS than white men. African-American men have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world. They are about 30% more likely than white men to suffer a stroke and 40% more likely to die from it.
African American men are more likely to develop cancer than men from any other racial or ethnic group. They also have a far higher death rate from most cancers, including oral and lung cancer.