San Diego Men's Health
We know good health is important to you. Our affiliated physicians, some of the best in their field, are conveniently located across San Diego County. So whether you're looking for a check-up or a second opinion, count on excellence in men's health care from Sharp.
Men’s health conditions
When faced with a health issue, you're in the very best hands. From shoulder pain to prostate cancer, sleep disorders to cardiac concerns — our expert care teams combine skill and technology to treat a wide range of conditions, including:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Also called prostate gland enlargement, BPH is a urologic condition that can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms as well as bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems in older men. Learn more about BPH treatment at Sharp.
Breast cancer in men
While rare, it's important to know the risk factors and symptoms of breast cancer in men. Learn more about breast cancer treatment at Sharp.
Made up of malignant cells found in the colon and rectum, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, excluding skin cancers. Learn more about colorectal cancer treatment at Sharp.
While millions of men are affected by erectile dysfunction, many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Find out what causes hair loss, as well as surgical and nonsurgical hair replacement options.
Learn about the symptoms, risks and warning signs of a heart attack, including high blood pressure/hypertension.
Being overweight or obese puts people at increased risk for developing heart disease, diabetes and other conditions. Learn what you can do to prevent it, as well as the risks and treatment options.
Since prostate cancer is treated most successfully when found early, it's important to know the symptoms, risk factors and when to consult a physician. Learn more about prostate cancer treatment at Sharp.
As one of the most curable forms of cancer, it's important to know the symptoms and risk factors of testicular cancer.
Since there are a few different types of urinary incontinence, it's important to know the symptoms and to consult a physician for a thorough diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
We offer diagnosis and treatment options for a variety of urologic conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction, male infertility, sexual dysfunction and impotence and more.
Men’s health medical treatment
When it comes to treatment, expect a plan catered to your needs and lifestyle. Our commitment to providing inclusive, accessible health care to all in our community extends to our LGBTQ+ patients. It's one more way we put you at the center of all we do.
Sharp offers comprehensive cancer treatment services for men, including treatments for prostate cancer, breast cancer in men, colorectal cancer and testicular cancer. Such treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and both traditional and minimally invasive surgery.
Cardiac services and treatment
One in four San Diegans hospitalized with heart disease is admitted to a Sharp HealthCare facility. Our cardiac programs, services and health education programs are available to you. We provide a full range of heart and vascular diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitation and support services.
Our Diabetes Self-Management Training Center provides patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes the skills to successfully self-manage diabetes and live a long, healthy life. Our comprehensive education program is designed especially for diabetes patients and provides both outpatient and support services.
Sharp offers robotic surgery to patients as a safe, less-invasive alternative to both traditional surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Robotic prostate surgery uses state-of-the-art technology that allows the surgeon's hand movements to translate into extremely precise movements within the operative site, enabling for quicker recovery, faster return to normal activities, shorter hospital stay and potential for reduced risk of sexual dysfunction and incontinence.
Sleep disorders treatment
Sharp HealthCare's Sleep Disorders Center is a specialized outpatient facility for the evaluation and treatment of patients with problems related to sleep and wakefulness, such as heavy snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. We offer a wide range of treatments, such as diagnostic services, surgery, medical devices, behavior modification and medication.
Spinal Cord Injury Fertility Program
This specialized program makes fatherhood a possibility for men affected by spinal cord injury. The program offers comprehensive services in one location, including certified rehabilitation nursing evaluation and referral, fertility evaluation, initial assessment and counseling, ongoing individual and couples' counseling, outpatient sperm procurement and high-frequency vibratory stimulation, special parents' classes with adaptive techniques and more.
Urologic conditions treatment
Frequently asked questions
How do I find a Sharp-affiliated primary care doctor?
There are two simple ways to find the right doctor for you:
How do I schedule an appointment?
Existing patients: If you are an existing patient with a Sharp primary care doctor (meaning you have seen your doctor at least once), simply call the doctor’s office to make an appointment. Some doctors also offer online scheduling through their sharp.com profile or patient portal.
New patients: If you have selected a doctor, but have not yet had your first appointment, you can call the doctor's office directly or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm. Some doctor also offer online scheduling for new patients through their sharp.com profile or patient portal.
What insurance plans are accepted by Sharp-affiliated doctors?
Sharp accepts almost all health insurance plans, including Medicare, Medi-Cal and most managed care and private insurance plans.
Be sure to check with your insurance company to verify specific coverage. Coverage may depend on which Sharp medical group your doctor is under. Insurance companies frequently add new plans, and update provider networks and covered services under existing plans.
How can I change my primary care doctor?
You can change primary care doctors at any time. While it's a good idea to stay with a doctor so they can really get to know you and your health needs and history, it is most important that you have a doctor whom you trust, are comfortable with and is conveniently located near you.
If you need to change your doctor, use our Find a Doctor tool to select a new doctor. After that, make sure you call your health plan's member services department to inform them of this change. The phone number is usually located on the back of your insurance card.
Can I see a specialist directly, without a referral from my primary care doctor?
Yes, in some cases. But you will need to contact your health plan's member services department to confirm that your coverage allows it.
Some medical groups offer direct access to certain types of specialists, such as allergists, dermatologists and ophthalmologists. And some health plans, such as PPOs, offer direct access to all specialists.
Where can I get same-day care?
We'll help find the doctor who's right for you.
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