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Men’s Health Specialist

Mark J. Kelly, MD

Urology located in Santa Monica, CA

Men have unique medical needs and risks, and seeing a urologist is a necessary step toward staying healthy. At his practice in Santa Monica, California, board-certified urologist Mark J. Kelly, MD, does more than treat diseases affecting the male reproductive system and urinary tract. He also views his specialized care as just one component of your overall health. To schedule an appointment and learn more about men’s health, call the Medical Office of Mark J. Kelly, MD, Inc. or use the online booking tool today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men’s health?

Men’s health includes urology, but it also encompasses conditions that affect your entire body. There are certain health problems that only affect men, because they’re specific to the male reproductive and urinary system, or because they result from an imbalance in testosterone, the primary male sex hormone.

There are also many health problems that affect men in different ways than women, even if they don’t seem gender-specific, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease, which affects men more often and at a younger age than women
  • Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, which is more likely to be fatal in men than women
  • Depression, which goes undiagnosed in many men, and is more likely to lead to substance abuse and suicide than in women
  • Alcoholism, which is more common in men than women

Many health issues that affect men are preventable and result from risky behavior or avoiding medical treatment. That means you can lead a longer, healthier life if you stay on top of your well-being, including going to the doctor and seeking other forms of help when you need them.

What does a urologist do?

As a urologist, Dr. Kelly has specialized training in diagnosing and treating conditions of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system, including:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Male infertility
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (also known as BPH, or enlarged prostate)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

He’s also experienced in helping men manage the symptoms of low testosterone, including when it’s the result of andropause, an age-related decline in testosterone levels.

Dr. Kelly plays an important role in helping you stay healthy. Often, your reproductive and urinary health is a reflection of your overall health. For example, erectile dysfunction may result from a more serious underlying health problem, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, and a testosterone imbalance may be responsible for your depression.

What steps can I take to stay healthy?

You can feel your best and prevent many of the medical conditions that commonly affect men if you adopt healthy habits, including:

  • Routine exams and screenings with a primary care doctor, and as necessary, specialists including a urologist
  • Seeing a doctor when you’re concerned about your health
  • Making physical activity part of your routine
  • Keeping track of your emotions, how you handle them, and seeking behavioral health care, including therapy and psychiatric medication when you’re struggling
  • Eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation if at all

In addition to providing urologic care, Dr. Kelly works closely with other specialists in your treatment team and supports you to manage your overall health.

To schedule an appointment at the Medical Office of Mark J. Kelly, MD, Inc. and to learn more about men’s health, call the office or book online.