Men's health shouldn't take a back seat. The comprehensive team of healthcare professionals at WhidbeyHealth make your health priority one. You should too!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the greatest threats to men's health are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke.
Fortunately, most health issues are largely preventable with healthy lifestyle choices like tweaking your diet and including physical activities in your daily routine.
Adding common sense precautions like safety ladders and seatbelts, managing risky behaviors like drinking too much and eliminating smoking count too!
As men age, their health concerns evolve. Does joint pain limit your lifestyle, snoring keep you from getting a good night's sleep or could testosterone therapy help you feel younger?
The good news is taking charge of your health can significantly lower your risk and increase your overall quality of life.
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From routine check ups to managing diabetes, cardiac health, depression or serious conditions like cancer, the team at WhidbeyHealth is focused on your unique needs. Explore the wealth of information, classes and resources available to help men achieve and maintain healthy, active lives.
Evaluation and treatment of general medical problems, injuries, and both minor and acute illnesses for men start with their primary care team. That includes physicals and immunizations.Learn More
Making smart dietary decisions is one great way to stay healthy. Our registered Dietitians/Nutritionists work with patients to use food and nutrition as a way of managing their health.Learn More
Our comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of individuals living with diabetes has been accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.Learn More
A critical part of our cardiac, trauma and respiratory emergency response teams, our respiratory therapist also provide one-on-one care, support and resources to support patients with chronic respiratory challenges.Learn More
If you or a loved one are experiencing insomnia, snoring, excessive sleepiness, restless legs, sleep apnea or other challenges getting a good night’s sleep, our sleep specialists can help.Learn More
Our expert team of wound care specialists take a compassionate and customized approach to treating acute injury, surgical, and diabetic wounds, and pressure sores as well as wounds that will not heal.Learn More
Our nationally accredited Cancer team provides compassionate, coordinated care to individuals who face a cancer diagnosis. Our infusion services are available for patients regardless of your cancer teams location.Learn More
Our comprehensive rehab services can help speed your return to health include cardiac, neurological, orthopedic, falls, back injuries and more, all close to home.Learn More
Both essential and elective surgical services including pre- and post-surgical consultation and total joint replacement are available right here on Whidbey.Learn More
Our competent team of certified phlebotomist, lab techs and technologists provide comprehensive laboratory services 24/7 for emergency room, our primary and specialized clinics and hospitalized patients. Lab services are also available at our Walk-in Clinics, no appointment needed.Learn More
Our diagnostic teams are on call 24/7 for patients who are hospitalized or being treated in the Emergency Department, however anyone can take advantage of our diagnostic services, even if your physician is off island.Learn More
Progressive diagnostic imaging techniques are helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases including cancers, joint problems, heart disease, thyroid and neurological disorders.Learn More
Our local primary care clinics, located in Oak Harbor, Freeland and Clinton, provide exceptional family-centered healthcare for you and your family, close to home.Learn More
When life's minor illness and injuries require medical attention, our Walk-In clinic providers and staff are available 7 days a week, without an appointment.Learn More
Our partnership with Life Flight extends our island wide emergency response services, transporting critically ill or injured patients to higher-lever specialized care facilities when needed.Learn More
Like a high-performance car, maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires ongoing tune-ups and maintenance. For a myriad of reasons, men tend to put their health on the back burner.
Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle requires some effort, but the payoff is worth it!
National Men’s Health month is a perfect time to:
EAT HEALTHY Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish. Limit high saturated and trans fats, and foods with added sugar and sodium.
WATCH YOUR WEIGHT Losing excess pounds — and keeping them off — can be a challenge, but it can lower your risk of heart disease as well as various types of cancer.
GET MOVING Exercise can help you control your weight, lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, and possibly lower your risk of certain types of cancer. Choose activities you enjoy, such as tennis, basketball or brisk walking. All physical activity benefits your health.
DON’T SMOKE If you do smoke or use other tobacco products, ask your doctor to help you quit. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution and chemicals, such as those in the workplace.
LIMIT ALCOHOL If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. Limit yourself to two drinks a day if you are under 65 and one drink a day if you are older than 65.
MANAGE STRESS If you feel constantly on edge or under pressure, your lifestyle habits may suffer — and so might your immune system. Take steps to reduce stress — or learn to deal with stress in healthy ways.
DRIVE SAFELY Motor vehicle accidents are another common cause of death among men. To stay safe on the road, wear your seat belt and follow the speed limit. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substances, and don't drive distracted or while sleepy.
ASK FOR HELP If you or someone you love is dealing with anxiety, stress, isolation, or depression, you’re not alone. Suicide is another leading men's health risk. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 20% of Americans have behavioral health concerns yet only half of them seek treatment.
Depression is a huge risk factor in suicide. If you have signs/symptoms of depression — such as feeling sad or worthless and have lost interest in normal activities — talk to your doctor - help is available.
If you're contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255), call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.
Understanding health risks is one thing. Taking action to reduce your risks is another. Start by making healthy lifestyle choices. The impact might be greater than you'll ever know.
GET IT CHECKED. Don't wait to visit the doctor until something is seriously wrong. Your doctor can be your best ally for maintaining health and preventing disease. Follow your doctor's treatment recommendations if you have health issues, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
SCHEDULE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Ask your doctor about when to have preventive care such as cancer screenings, vaccinations, and other health evaluations.
Even if you’re feeling healthy, regular checkups and age-appropriate screenings CAN improve your health and reduce premature death and disability.
WhidbeyHealth accepts most health insurances.
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Cabot Primary Care: 360-675-6648 -existing patients
Freeland Primary Care 360-331-5060 - new &existing patients
To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling: 360.678.7607