South Routt men’s clinic addresses health issues
December 11, 2006
Steamboat Springs — A free men’s health clinic being offered by the South Routt Medical Center in Oak Creek will address a variety of health issues such as erectile dysfunction disorder and detecting diabetes, prostate cancer and high cholesterol.
The clinic begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the medical center and is being taught by Dr. Maurice Fauvel, a physician with Columbine Family Medicine in Nederland.
Fauvel has worked at the Oak Creek center before when covering for Dr. Bill Geserick, the center’s primary family practitioner.
The clinic is geared toward addressing medical health issues that face men later in life, although men of all ages are encouraged to attend the clinic, Fauvel said.
Participants can expect to receive information on when to begin getting checked for prostate cancer and when to have a colonoscopy, how to check for high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity and how to identify cardiac risk factors, Fauvel said.
“More importantly we’ll touch on erectile dysfunction disorder because I’m sure the group will feel cheated if I don’t say a few words on that,” he said.
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Generally, men are reluctant to address their health issues, which is why it is important they attend the clinic, he said.
“All these things are important because we’re getting older and we’re going to be facing these things sooner or later,” he said.
Fauvel encourages men to bring their wives or significant others to the clinic.
“Men are capable of great denial when it comes to health issues. Women have a tendency to ask the questions that the men should be asking,” he said.
The hour-long clinic also will provide time for participants to ask questions, he said.