(Slideshow) Men’s Health Center at The Miriam Hospital

October 8, 2014

Building fellowships in male andrology and broader men’s health is becoming a key role in training younger physicians in the field for men’s health clinics. These clinics, the subject of a recent article in Urology Times, differ in design and layout but are the same in their focus on providing comprehensive health care for men.

Men's health clinics, the subject of a recent article in Urology Times, differ in design and layout but are the same in their focus on providing comprehensive health care for men.

The first multidisciplinary men’s health center to open in the U.S. was the Men’s Health Center at The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, which opened in 2008. 

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Patient exam room at the Miriam Hospital Men’s Health Center.

The Men's Health Center at The Miriam Hospital focuses on in-depth management of male sexual dysfunction, exploration of relationships to any potential incident coronary artery disease with a medical workup, a cardiometabolic evaluation, and stratification of patients at risk for cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke.

Photo courtesy of Bill Murphy/Lifespan

 

 

The décor in the office of Martin Miner, MD, co-director, Men’s Health Center at The Miriam Hospital, "was purposely selected by me to put men at ease, make them feel that they were almost in a home-like setting rather than a sterile office," he said. "I used the background paint colors of hunter green and off-white and a red-brown to contrast with a wooden desk and chair, lamps, and two leather chairs for the patient and his partner. Painted bookcases with Navajo artifacts and photos of old baseball players, together with photos of different countries I have visited and photos and models of old roadsters, all add to the opportunity to allow the patient to reflect and ask questions of my background and/or relate to something that has touched them in the past.

"We can discuss this for a few moments before beginning history taking. The walls are punctuated by the photos and old Navajo Germantown rug samplers."

Photo courtesy of Bill Murphy/Lifespan

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