Men’s Health Specialist

First Med Marin

Barry Landfield, MD

Family Medicine Practitioner located in Greenbrae, CA

Men and women have unique medical needs and consequently require very different medical attention. Barry Landfield, MD, at First Med Marin in Greenbrae, California, understands what men need to do to stay healthy. He offers comprehensive health care specific to men through individualized treatment and quality diagnostic care. Find out more about men’s health by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Men’s Health Q & A

What services does men’s health include?

The most common services included as part of men’s health are:

  • Urology
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Hormone services
  • Primary care
  • STD screenings
  • Gastroenterology and digestive health

You’ll notice that some of these services apply to both men and women. However, some of these, like urology, apply only to men.

 

What are common men’s health issues?

Dr. Landfield and his team at First Med Marin are well-versed in treating the following men’s health issues:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

The above list of conditions can occur in both men and women, though they are much more likely to occur in men. Dr. Landfield works with you to not only reduce your chances of developing these conditions but also to manage your symptoms if you have developed one of them.  

Another common men’s health issue is low testosterone. As men age, they become much more susceptible to low testosterone.

 

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that both men and women have in their bodies, though men's bodies contain eight times more testosterone than that of women. In men, testosterone regulates bone density, muscle mass, strength, fat distribution, and controls your sex drive and blood circulation.

With low testosterone, you run the risk of experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Bone and muscle mass decrease
  • Low sex drive
  • Hair loss
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Mood swings

Contact Dr. Landfield if you think you might be suffering from low testosterone.

 

What is erectile dysfunction?

ED is a condition that prevents you from sustaining an erection during sexual intercourse. It generally affects men over the age of 65, especially if they’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease.  

 

Why is the prostate essential?

The prostate is vital because it produces an essential fluid that contributes to the production of semen. In other words, the prostate controls the male reproductive system. Any damage to your prostate can lead to any of the following severe health complications:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostatitis

Dr. Landfield recommends regular prostate screening to ensure the health of an organ.

Schedule an appointment at First Med Marin online or by phone today to start receiving the men’s health care you need.