Men’s Health

Kadie E. Leach, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Kadie E. Leach, MD

Internal Medicine located in Lanham, MD

Because men have unique health needs, finding a physician who specializes in men’s health is especially important. Dr. Kadie Leach is an experienced internal medicine physician skilled in men's health issues, medical marijuana, and preventive medicine. Call her office in Lanham, Maryland, today or book an appointment online.

Men’s Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health involves screening, diagnosis, and treatment of health conditions specifically related to men’s unique needs. Examples include prostate cancer screenings and treatment for issues like low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and infertility.

Dr. Leach’s internal medical education and background make her uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat men’s health concerns.

Before coming in for a men’s health checkup, prepare by making a list of symptoms, questions, and concerns you want to discuss with Dr. Leach. If you’re a new patient, have a list of current diagnoses and medications you’re taking (including dosages). Always bring your insurance information.

Which men’s health screenings do I need?

Dr. Leach goes over which health screenings you’ll need when you come in for a men’s health visit. She’ll check your weight, blood pressure, and order lab works if needed. Your age and symptoms determine which tests you’ll need, but may include:

  • Cholesterol screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Prostate or colon cancer screenings
  • Diabetes screening
  • Osteoporosis screening
  • Lung cancer screening for smokers
  • STD screening if you’re at risk
  • Hormone tests
  • Screening for depression

Dr. Leach also offers immunizations to help protect against certain diseases. Ask her about which ones she recommends for you based on your age and disease risk factors.

Which men’s health treatments do I require?

If you have a chronic health condition like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, Dr. Leach works with you to come up with a treatment plan that best fits your needs. She considers lifestyle changes and natural remedies before prescribing medications, as preventive medicine is a number one priority.

Sometimes making simple lifestyle changes reduces early symptoms of the disease before serious complications arise. These include:

  • Changing up your diet
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Losing weight if you’re overweight
  • Avoiding tobacco and excess alcohol

Dr. Leach is also experienced in treatments involving medical marijuana.

How often should I schedule a wellness visit?

Dr. Leach helps you determine how often to come in for a men’s wellness checkup. It might be once a year or more often if you have a chronic health condition. Call her office to learn more, or book an appointment online with Dr. Leach today.