Men's Health Specialist

Dr. Milton Chávez

Family Medicine & Pain & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

When it comes to health, men are less likely to visit the doctor than women. Skipping your doctor visits may delay a diagnosis that puts your health at risk. Family medicine physician Milton Chávez MD, and his health care team, including Vanessa Flores, FNP, specialize in men’s health and provide targeted health screenings and exams so you get the care you need. Call the Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC office in Wicker Park, Chicago, or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health is a medical specialty that started over 20 years ago to address the alarming trend of low life expectancy in men. According to data, men’s life expectancy was lower than women’s due to a combination of unhealthy lifestyle practices, risky behaviors, and lack of visits to the doctor. 

While older generations of men may have been ambivalent about their health, millennials take a more proactive approach with a focus on preventive medicine. Dr. Chávez and his team offer men’s health exams that address specific generational health needs and goals.

What can I expect during a men’s health exam?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see Dr. Chávez and his team for your men’s health exam. Because your needs are unique to you, no exam is like another. However, you can expect Dr. Chávez to:

  • Review your medical and family history
  • Discuss your medication and supplement use
  • Analyze your body composition
  • Conduct a physical exam
  • Perform specific diagnostic testing, if needed (blood work, urinalysis, cardiac test)
  • Recommend age-specific health screenings

After your exam, Dr. Chávez and his team provide you with an overall assessment of your health and make recommendations on how to prevent, maintain, or improve your health. 

The family medicine practice takes an integrative approach to care and uses a combination of traditional medicine and alternative therapies to devise a plan that fits your health needs and lifestyle. Dr. Chávez considers himself your health care advocate and consultant, and he presents all of your options so together you can determine the best treatments for you. 

What are common health issues for men?

In addition to your health exam, Dr. Chávez and his team screen for various health conditions that affect men and treat them as needed. Some of the most common include:

  • Heart disease
  • Low testosterone
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Hirsutism
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Cystic acne

Depending on your needs, Dr. Chávez can provide any necessary procedures at the office. For example, he offers BotoxⓇ injections as a treatment for hyperhidrosis, which is a condition that causes excessive sweating.

For comprehensive care from a team that specializes in men’s health, contact Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC by phone or online today.