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Men's Health Specialist

James  A.  Sharkoff, M.D. -  - Primary Care

Pueblo Medical Center

James A. Sharkoff, M.D.

Primary Care located in Stanton, CA

Men live an average of five years less than women, but they’re less likely to see a doctor or get annual physicals. James Sharkoff, MD, at Pueblo Medical Center in Stanton, California, is experienced in issues affecting men, including sexual health, hypertension, or weight. Whether you’re struggling with obesity or you’ve noticed your energy declining — you can find help through the men’s health services at Pueblo Medical Center. Call or schedule an appointment online or simply visit the practice at your convenience.

Men's Health Q & A

Why should I be concerned about men’s health?

Many men engage in activities that increase their risk for health problems, such as smoking, but men see their doctor less frequently than women. Men are also more likely to suffer from chronic conditions and health problems including:

  • Alcoholism
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Bladder cancer
  • Duodenal ulcers
  • Emphysema
  • Gout
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Kidney stones

Additionally, men have gender-specific health issues related to their sexual and reproductive health, such as cancer or prostate enlargement. If you see Dr. Sharkoff for annual men’s health exams and regular healthcare, he will be more likely to catch serious health problems in their earlier stages, when they’re more manageable. 

What should I expect during a men’s health physical?

Health physicals are the key to maintaining a long and healthy life. A men’s health physical at Pueblo Medical Center involves:

  • Comprehensive medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Heart testing
  • Lung testing
  • Blood testing
  • Urine testing
  • Screening tests: diabetes and colon cancer
  • Discussion of symptoms and problems
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) testing
  • Mental health screenings

Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes to improve or maintain your good health, such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, or losing weight.

What men’s health issues can I get treatment for?

In addition to preventive care and annual physicals, screenings, and treatments for acute or chronic illnesses, Pueblo Medical Center offers treatment for health conditions specific to men, including: 

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes 
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle loss
  • Hair loss

If you’re suffering from symptoms of the common age-related decrease in testosterone production, your doctor may recommend treatment to increase testosterone. 

Do I have low testosterone?

As men age, the body produces less testosterone. Low testosterone may also be caused by diabetes, obesity, hormonal conditions, and infections. Having low testosterone results in reduced bone mass, decreased sex drive, and erectile dysfunction. 

Diagnosis and treatment are confidential at Pueblo Medical Center so you can comfortably speak to your doctor about symptoms and conditions. Schedule your men’s health exam online, by phone or simply stop by the practice for a walk-in appointment.