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Men’s Health

Your health is important. Whether you need a routine screening or treatment for a complex condition, we offer convenient, compassionate men’s health care.

Medically reviewed on Nov. 30, 2023.

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Complete Men’s Health Care for Your Unique Needs

At UC Davis Health, we understand men’s specific health needs and concerns in each phase of life. We offer a full range of services, from physicals and screenings to specialty care.

Our Difference

Advanced Specialty Care

From cardiology to urology, our nationally ranked specialists use the latest medical advances to diagnose and treat men’s health conditions.

Convenient Primary Care

Our primary care providers offer annual physicals and routine health care at 17 offices throughout Sacramento and Northern California.

Access to Clinical Trials

A commitment to research and innovation keeps UC Davis Health at the forefront of medicine. Our clinical trials provide access to new technology and treatments.


What Is Men’s Health?

Men’s health addresses any conditions that impact men, from cancer and cardiovascular health to sexual dysfunction and urology concerns. We have deep expertise in diagnosing and treating these conditions based on your specific needs.

The Biggest Risks to Men’s Health

Avoiding Routine Health Care

Men are less likely than women to get an annual physical. They also tend to put off seeing a provider when symptoms of a condition begin. This increases the chances of developing a preventable illness or being able to treat one early.

Risky Behavior

Men have a higher incidence of injuries and deaths from accidents. These are often the result of behaviors like reckless driving, high-adrenaline sports or driving under the influence.

Smoking and Drinking

Men are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol. Research links these lifestyle habits to a range of health conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD) and cancer.

Unhealthy Diet Choices

Eating foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol and low in fiber contribute to serious health conditions in men like CAD and colon cancer.


Recommended Health Screenings for Men

Routine physicals and screenings are important for prevention or early detection of many conditions that affect men’s health.

Recommended screenings include:


Studies link high cholesterol levels to heart and vascular conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD). Men over 35 should have their cholesterol checked annually.

Colon Cancer

Providers recommend colon cancer screenings for men starting at age 50. If you are younger than 50 with a family history of colon cancer, talk with your provider about early screening.

Read about how we diagnose and treat colon cancer

The risk of diabetes increases as you age. By age 45, you should have regular blood tests to check for type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about diabetes and related disorders
Lung Cancer

Screenings for lung cancer should begin by age 50 if you have a history of smoking. Smoking is strongly linked to lung cancer.

Read more about the risk factors and causes of lung cancer
Prostate Cancer

You should be screened for prostate cancer starting at age 50. Discuss early screening with your provider if you have a family history of prostate cancer and are younger than 50.

Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer

Our Men's Health Services

Cosmetic Services

We offer a variety of cosmetic services for men, including dermatology and plastic and reconstructive surgery. Providers care for patients interested in bariatric and cosmetic surgery, as well as congenital deformities and injuries.

Endocrine and Diabetes Services

Metabolic health issues, including diabetes, kidney disease and steatotic (fatty) liver disease, are a common concern among men. Our specialties work with your to assess your individual needs.

See how we help diagnose and manage metabolic disorders
Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is very common in men. If left untreated, it can lead to heart attack, stroke and other serious problems. Our specialists develop personalized plans for every step of your heart care, from diagnosis to treatment.

Explore our cardiovascular services
Male Infertility and Reproductive Health

Male infertility is a common condition. We offer advanced medical and surgical treatments for male infertility and reproductive disorders.

Learn more about our male infertity services
Urologic Care

We are a leading center for urology care and research. Many urologic conditions affect men, including incontinence, sexual dysfunction and testicular torsion. Our urology specialists are here to help you.

Learn more about our urologic care

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Awards and Recognitions
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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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Ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in diabetes & endocrinology, nephrology, and orthopedics*. (*Together with Shriners Children’s)

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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“Most Wired” for acute care

UC Davis Health has been recognized as a level 10 out of 10 in the Digital Health “Most Wired” program from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The honor recognizes excellence in using technology to improve the delivery of care.

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“Most Wired” for ambulatory care

UC Davis Health has been recognized as a level 10 out of 10 in the Digital Health “Most Wired” program from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The honor recognizes excellence in using technology to improve the delivery of care.

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World-class cancer care

One of ~56 U.S. cancer centers designated “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute.

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A leader in health care equality

For the 13th consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader by the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization.

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