In Recognition of Men's Health Month in June, Duly Health and Care Maps Out Screenings Men Need at Every Stage of Their Health Journey

May 31, 2023

DOWN­ERS GROVE, Ill. — June is Men’s Health Month and Duly Health and Care, the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­­­cial­­­ty physi­­­cian-direc­t­ed med­ical group in the nation, is shar­ing a roadmap of the impor­tant health screen­ings men need to sched­ule at every stage of their health journey.

Stud­ies show that men are less like­ly than women to sched­ule an annu­al check-up or pre­ven­ta­tive care, so Men’s Health Month helps raise aware­ness on the impor­tance of health screen­ings at every age,” said Dr. Michael Fitzger­ald, a fam­i­ly med­i­cine physi­cian with Duly Health and Care. The best way to stay healthy is to be proac­tive with your health, estab­lish­ing a pri­ma­ry care physi­cian as a trust­ed part­ner to help nav­i­gate screen­ings and detect the onset of dis­eases or health con­cerns ear­ly so they don’t become seri­ous problems.” 

Duly maps out the impor­tant screen­ings men need at every age group – from men in their twen­ties and beyond. (See graph­ic at the bot­tom of press release.)

Accord­ing to 2021 data from the CDC, the life expectan­cy for men in the Unit­ed States was 73.2 years – approx­i­mate­ly six years less than women, and the lead­ing caus­es of death were heart dis­ease and can­cer. Men­tal health issues are also com­mon among men — the sui­cide rate for males was four times high­er than that of women in 2021. Addi­tion­al­ly, men are more like­ly to par­tic­i­pate in behav­ior that puts their health at risk such as smok­ing and drink­ing alco­hol for exam­ple, rein­forc­ing the need for men to take charge of their health. 

Fac­tors that keep men from see­ing physi­cians rou­tine­ly are the fear of what a screen­ing might uncov­er, reluc­tance to have uncom­fort­able con­ver­sa­tions and find­ing time to see a physi­cian with work and fam­i­ly oblig­a­tions,” Fitzger­ald said. The most impor­tant first step for men is find­ing a pri­ma­ry care doc­tor they like and trust so that those con­ver­sa­tions become easier.”

Duly Health and Care has more than 215 pri­ma­ry care providers for adult patients spread across approx­i­mate­ly 50 clin­ics in the greater Chicagoland area. Many of our prac­tices are locat­ed adja­cent to imag­ing or lab ser­vices for a one-stop shop feel for patients and offer evening and week­end hours to accom­mo­date indi­vid­u­als’ work and busy sched­ules. For more info, vis­it duly​healthand​care​.com.

About Duly Health and Care

Duly Health and Care is the largest inde­pen­dent, mul­ti-spe­­­cial­­­ty physi­­­cian-direc­t­ed med­ical group in the nation with more than 1,000 pri­ma­ry care and spe­cial­ty care physi­cians and more than 7,000 team mem­bers, in over 150 loca­tions. The Duly Health and Care brand encom­pass­es three med­ical groups – DuPage Med­ical Group, Quin­cy Med­ical Group, and the South Bend Clin­ic. The orga­ni­za­tion is whol­ly ded­i­cat­ed to help­ing all it serves flour­ish by chal­leng­ing the expect­ed to deliv­er the extra­or­di­nary in health and care. Duly Health and Care physi­cians and team mem­bers sup­port indi­vid­u­als in their per­son­al health jour­neys each year, help­ing each one meet their extra­or­di­nary poten­tial through a holis­tic care deliv­ery mod­el designed to make health and care wel­com­ing, sim­pli­fied and personalized.