MELODY FOX NP
Our Men’s Health Program provides comprehensive health care including assessments for prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia, STI testing, erectile dysfunction, testosterone replacement therapy and osteoporosis.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. The prostate-specific antigen test is a simple and non-invasive blood test for the early detection of prostate cancer in men aged 40 and older.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – called prostate gland enlargement – is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder.
Erectile dysfunction is a condition that makes it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough for satisfactory sex. Erectile dysfunction impacts approximately 20% of Canadian men, with 49% between the ages of 40 and 88 struggling with some form of sexual dysfunction, which may have a psychological and physiological impact on their health. Having a problem is nothing to be ashamed of, not doing anything about it is. We offer a safe, supportive environment for men to receive help.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that has both anabolic and androgenic properties. After age 30 or so, testosterone levels decline by about 10% to 15% per decade. Testosterone replacement therapy is a unique type of hormone replacement therapy designed to restore healthy testosterone levels in someone who suffers from low testosterone. A low testosterone level is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and makes it more difficult to build (and retain) muscle mass.
Bone mineral density screening helps to identify risk for osteoporosis in those aged 60 and older by looking for thinning of bones and identifying a future risk of fracture.
We are a professional fee-for-service healthcare practice.
Fees are payable at the time of the visit by credit card, email transfer or cheque.
Our fees may be covered under your insurance plan. We recommend calling your insurance provider and inquiring directly.
Based out of The Blue Mountains Community Health Center
78 King Street East, Thornbury, N0H 2P0