Mark Testa, DO
Family Physician & Aesthetics located in Philadelphia, PA
Men have specific health care concerns, and board-certified family medicine physician Mark Testa, DO, has the expertise and training to address them. He offers men’s health services, including prostate checks and sexual wellness evaluations, to help men in Marlton, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, achieve their maximal health potential. If you’re ready to meet with a doctor who truly cares for your male health needs, call for an appointment or book one online.
Men's Health Q & A
Do men have special health concerns?
Men are at special risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, especially as they enter their middle years. Dr. Testa provides comprehensive screenings for issues such as cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. Even if you’re feeling healthy, these screenings are essential because they can help you stay that way.
Other screenings such as colonoscopies and prostate tests are performed to evaluate you for cancer, or cancer risk, so steps can be taken early, if necessary, to prevent complications. It’s much easier to treat issues in their earliest stages.
Men also commonly suffer from sleep disruption due to chronic snoring or sleep apnea. Dr. Testa offers evaluation for these sleep disruptors and solutions to the problem so you can feel rested and well again.
What issues of sexual wellness are addressed?
As a man ages, he may notice changes associated with declining testosterone levels. This male hormone naturally decreases with age, but an accelerated drop can cause symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, low energy, fat gain and muscle loss, and moodiness.
Dr. Testa evaluates your testosterone levels to determine if you need replacement hormones. When your testosterone levels are restored, you feel like yourself again.
Erectile dysfunction can also occur due to a number of underlying conditions, such as high blood pressure or heart disease. Dr. Testa can rule out these issues and offer medications or other treatments to get your sex life back to where you want it to be.
What testing is done for prostate issues?
Dr. Testa may recommend a blood test called a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. This blood test measures the level of PSA, a substance produced by the prostate, in the blood. High levels may be a signal that you have a prostate problem and need further analysis.
Dr. Testa may also perform a digital rectal exam during a physical. He inserts a gloved finger into your rectum to feel for anything abnormal.
Men concerned about their long-term health and well-being benefit from meeting with Mark Testa, DO. Call the nearest office today or book an appointment using the online tool.