What should a man over the age of 50 be concerned about when it comes to his health?

What should a man over the age of 50 be concerned about when it comes to his health?

Men should be concerned about their health before age 50, but they often put off routine doctor visits, adopting the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” approach. However,  when men are advised to get a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colon cancer, this often triggers a new found interest in their health and a visit to the doctor. This physical is very important and you want to come prepared for an open and honest discussion about your health. While not a comprehensive list, here is a list of some of the more common issues men over 50 should discuss with their physician:

The PFM Comprehensive Wellness Program

The PFM Comprehensive Wellness Program

Preferred Family Medicine is Dr. Christopher Highley’s Direct Primary Care practice located in S. Reno, NV. Member benefits include a Comprehensive Wellness Program (CWP). Dr. Highley explains the wellness program which is staged over a couples weeks and...
4 Healthy New Years Resolution Ideas for Reno Residents

4 Healthy New Years Resolution Ideas for Reno Residents

The United States spends approximately $3 trillion per year on health care, highlighting the growing need for Americans to focus on improving their well-being. While Reno is recognized as one of the fittest cities in the United States, there is a lot of room for improvement for residents who tend to overuse tobacco and face a higher risk of diabetes and influenza. Below are four ways to improve your physical well-being in 2019. 

The Top 3 Reasons You’re Frustrated With Your Healthcare

The Top 3 Reasons You’re Frustrated With Your Healthcare

Preferred Family Medicine, a primary care provider in Reno, NV, manages things differently than most healthcare clinics and we would like you to know that we understand the frustrations many people experience with today’s healthcare system. With this insight, we are able to eliminate these annoyances from our patients’ experiences. In no particular order, we bring you “The Top 3 Reasons You’re Frustrated With Your Healthcare”:

Stay Healthy: Get Enough Sleep

Stay Healthy: Get Enough Sleep

Sleeplessness driving you crazy? There's more to staying healthy than just eating well and getting enough exercise. Sleep is another important component of staying in good health. Many of the disadvantages of sleep deprivation are familiar to everyone. Irritability,...
Men’s Health Over 50

Men’s Health Over 50

All too often, men avoid going to the doctor – nearly 60 percent, actually – unless there is a clear problem or health scare. Experts suggest this is because of societal and medical reasons. Specifically, because women generally need preventative care, they are more likely to be active in their healthcare needs. Men, however, do not need the usual hormone-related care that women do which means their healthcare takes a back seat.

Affordable Primary Healthcare for Reno Retirees

Affordable Primary Healthcare for Reno Retirees

If you have recently retired from California and settled in the affordable hills of Northern Nevada, then welcome to the Biggest Little City in the World and congratulations. You spent a lifetime working toward this goal, and years or even decades dreaming about the move and planning for the future. You may have even thought about health care and how you were planning to pay for it. What you probably haven’t thought about yet is where to find a reliable primary doctor you can count on.