Men's Health Specialist

Maria Cole Family Practice, FNP

Family Practice located in Odessa, TX

Men and women are different and so their health care should be, too. At Maria Cole Family Practice in Odessa, Texas, men get specialized care that includes physicals, testosterone treatments, prostate exams, and specific screening tests. For comprehensive men’s health care, trust Maria Cole, FNP and Kelly Wenger, FNP for your needs. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduler to book now.

Men's Health Q & A

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

If you’re experiencing any of these health concerns, the team at Maria Cole Family Practice encourages you to make an appointment for an exam:

  • Weak flow of urine
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Increased nighttime urination
  • Blood in your seminal fluid
  • Decreased volume of seminal fluid
  • Pelvic pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Rectal pressure

If you have some or all of these symptoms, it doesn’t automatically mean that you have prostate cancer. Other conditions can also present similar problems.

What screening tests are important for men?

Maria Cole Family Care recommends eight specific tests for men to help them detect any problems as early as possible. They are:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cholesterol screenings
  • Eye health

Your nurse practitioners are committed to personalized patient care. They learn about your medical and health history and help guide you regarding when you need testing and which tests are best for your needs, goals, and age.

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that men produce in their testicles and adrenal glands. It helps regulate red blood cell production, muscle mass, fat distribution, and male fertility.

Your pituitary gland and hypothalamus operate the production of testosterone. The hypothalamus controls how much and the pituitary gland communicates that number to your testes.

Testosterone is essential in the lowering of a male’s voice, penis size, and pubic and facial hair.

What are the warning signs of low testosterone in men?

There are a number of telltale signs that you may have low testosterone. Some of them are:

  • Low sex drive
  • Inability to get or maintain an erection
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of hair
  • Low energy
  • Decreased semen output
  • Moodiness
  • Loss of bone mass
  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of strength

If you have some of these symptoms or suspect you have low testosterone, turn to Maria Cole Family Practice for help. The dedicated nurse practitioners care about your needs and have years of experience in men’s health. Call the office to schedule a private consultation or use the online scheduler to book now.