Pioneer Memorial

Pioneer Memorial Supports Men's Health

06/28/2018

VIBORG, SD:  To celebrate the Men’s Health Month, Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services, along with Men’s Health Network, the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus, and hundreds of other local and national organizations recognize the importance of regular health screenings.

The goal of Men’s Health Month is to educate the public about the many preventable health problems that affect men and boys, and empower them and their loved ones to move towards a healthier, happier life.

Men die five years younger than women, on average, and die at higher rates for nine of the Top Ten causes of death.  Men are the majority of workplace injuries, less likely to be insured, and far less likely to see a doctor for preventive care.  All of this impacts their ability to be an involved father, supportive husband, and engaged member of the community.

Michele Rohde, CNP at Pioneer Memorial Centerville Medical Clinic stresses the importance of screenings for men.  “All men are encouraged to meet with their healthcare provider annually for a wellness exam.  Once men reach age 50 it is important that they visit their provider for recommendations of screenings related to colon, heart (including blood pressure and cholesterol), and prostate health.  At this stage of their life, there are also recommended immunizations that are important.  Men must take the time to take care of themselves and address health concerns over and above the episodic cold and cough type symptoms.”

“This year continues to be a pivotal one for men’s health – new guidance on prostate cancer screenings and the declining mortality rates for large groups of men means awareness and education is paramount,” says Ana Fadich, Vice President at Men’s Health Network.

Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services wants to remind men to take charge of your health!  Our providers in the Viborg, Parker, and Centerville Clinic are available for appointments for a general physical exam; and this is a good opportunity to bring up any health concerns or questions you may have.  You may want to check your insurance to see if you have the benefit of a wellness physical examination coverage.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT contact:

Pioneer Memorial Viborg Medical Clinic:  (605) 326-5201

Pioneer Memorial Centerville Medical Clinic:  (605) 563-2411

Pioneer Memorial Parker Medical Clinic:  (605) 297-3888

Michele Rohde, CNP Pioneer Memorial Centerville Medical Clinic

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