Elam Health and Wellness
Stephanie Opusunju, MD
Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Dallas, TX
Men have unique health needs that require close attention and care. Stephanie Opusunju, MD, at Elam Health and Wellness in Dallas, Texas, specializes in men’s health. Taking a holistic approach to care, Dr. Opusunju performs comprehensive exams and offers treatments that benefit overall health and well-being. To schedule a men’s health appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Men's Health Q & A
What is men’s health?
Men’s health is an area of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of men. Men have unique health needs because of their reproductive organs.
Their reproductive organs may increase their risk of developing health problems such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and erectile dysfunction (ED). Men are also at risk of developing common chronic diseases such as heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes.
Most men only visit their health care provider when they have an acute illness. Though it’s important to get help when you’re sick, to stay healthy you need to see your health care provider every year for your annual physical.
At Elam Health and Wellness, Dr. Opusunju specializes in men’s health and can provide the care you need when you’re healthy and when you’re sick.
What happens during a men’s health appointment?
The specifics of your men’s health appointment at Elam Health and Wellness depend on your age, current health needs, and medical history. However, you can expect a comprehensive and patient-centered exam.
Dr. Opusunju asks detailed questions about your health concerns and symptoms and reviews your medical and family histories and the types of medication and supplements you take. She also asks about your diet and exercise habits, work life, and stressors.
Dr. Opusunju performs a physical exam and may request various health screenings to assess your risk of developing certain diseases. Health screenings for men may include:
- Assessment of body mass index
- Blood pressure check
- Blood lipid profile to check for high cholesterol
- Blood glucose to screen for diabetes
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to screen for prostate cancer
- Colon cancer screening
- Blood testosterone level
- Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
She also conducts a testicular, penis, and prostate exam and checks for hernias.
What are men’s health treatments?
Dr. Opusunju customizes your men’s health treatment plan based on your current health needs and risk of future health problems. To improve general health and well-being, she may recommend weight loss, a healthy diet, regular exercise, or smoking cessation.
She also specializes in chronic disease management, and provides specific recommendations if you have a chronic health condition like diabetes or hypertension. Dr. Opusunju also has advanced training in psychology and provides care to improve mental health and well-being, when appropriate.
Dr. Opusunju also helps men who are struggling with low testosterone. As you get older, testosterone production decreases, affecting libido, mood, and weight. To restore hormone balance, she may provide testosterone hormone therapy.
For comprehensive men’s health care, call Elam Health and Wellness or schedule an appointment online today.