Men's Health

In addition to regular GP services, we can provide relevant advice and screening for various conditions specific to men. These include

  • Cancer (Prostate for men over 40, Testicular for men over 20)
  • Hypertension (blood pressure checks)
  • Diabetes
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Mental Health problems
  • Sexual and Psychosexual problems
  • STI screening
  • Fertility issues
  • We can also check your cardiac risk and arrange further investigations if necessary, either in our surgery or by further referral.

Well Man

This requires a double consultation and will be geared towards your age and specific complaints, taking into account your past medical history.

The medical will include:

  • Comprehensive history taking (including family history)
  • Full physical examination and urinalysis.
  • Blood tests may be done as appropriate (you should fast for 12 hours for cholesterol and diabetes screening so book an early morning appointment).
  • ECG will be done if aged over 50.
  • We also check your BMI (body mass index) and cardiac risk and advise accordingly.

STI Screening

We offer a full screening service for sexually transmitted infections. Unfortunately there are a large number of such infections in circulation, many of which can be picked up easily by men or women. They include

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Genital warts
  • Trichomonas
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
In many cases you may not even know you are infected so therefore can pass on an infection to a partner without realising it.

All of our clinical staff have specific further training in this area so can do all of the necessary swabs and blood tests. A morning appointment is preferable so samples reach the lab in good time. This service is beneficial whether you have symptoms of infection (these include discharge, pain, lumps, sores, burning in urine), or if you and your partner simply want to know you are both free of infection. We realize this is a sensitive subject so we provide the service with discretion and confidentiality.

You may find it easier to come for such testing in the privacy of a GP surgery rather than a busy public STI clinic in a hospital.

If you are attending for an STI screening, please do not pass urine for at least an hour prior to your appointment. (This applies to men only)

 

Recent News

  • Apr 03 2013

    Garda Medical Scheme Galway

    03/04/2013
    We are pleased to announce that Galway Bay Medical Centre have recently been accepted as a member of the Garda Siochana Doctor of Choice Scheme in Galway.
  • Mar 27 2013

    Cervicalcheck Update

    27/03/2013

    CervicalCheck (The National Cervical Screening Programme) provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60.

  • Feb 15 2013

    Chiropody & Podiatry service at Galway Bay Medical Centre

    15/02/2013
    From next Friday 15th February and every Friday thereafter by appointment, Leonie Hegerty O'Brien BSc. Pod Med., Pg. Dip Podiatric Surgery, MSCP(EIRE & UK) will be providing a Chiropody & Podiatry service here at Galway Bay Medical Centre.
  • Feb 05 2013

    Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist Galway

    05/02/2013
    Dr Ethel Ryan (MB, DCH, FJFICMI, FRACP, FRCPI, MSc) is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with over 12 years experience, currently working in UHG.
  • Jan 20 2013

    Longer opening hours

    20/01/2013

    We are happy to announce that we now offer lunchtime doctor appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. We are also open late on Thursdays until 6.30pm. In addition we have extended our nurse appointments - now available Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday mornings and Friday mornings.

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