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Grant Regional Health Center is setting its sights on creating new awareness of men’s health by encouraging preventative check-ups with a new comfort level in talking to your provider.
In an effort to spark more awareness, Grant Regional is planning a specific Men’s Health Night on March 27 and invites men to attend the informative and interactive evening aptly called “Aim 4 Better Health”. The event is free and will offer a wide array of health information and screenings specific to men and also fun interactive activities to hopefully encourage more to attend.
Urologist Dr. Ian Stormont joined Grant Regional in August last year and has helped turn this new focus to men’s health with the wide array of treatments and procedures that he has brought to our region.
“I’ve heard it commonly said that men would rather get a root canal than go to a doctor. And because of this - they not only are difficult to get to go to a doctor, it is also true the majority of men do not have primary care providers,” explains Dr. Stormont. “In many cases, issues could be diagnosed much earlier if a conversation would have taken place with a provider who is familiar with their health history and any ongoing issues.” Statistics have shown that it’s the spouse or significant other who is instrumental in encouraging men to seek medical care.
Grant Regional has had many men’s health programs and services in place for a long time such as orthopedics, primary care, physical therapy, smoking cessation, nutrition, and so on. “We feel with the addition of local specialty care such as Urology - it’s a perfect time to focus on men’s health,” says Stormont. “We want to make sure people are aware that these services are available locally with no need to travel. We want to extend the message that we can help you improve your health and quality of life - but unless we have a conversation...we can’t help if we aren’t aware of what’s going on with your health,” explains Stormont. “Our goal is to make our patients feel very comfortable with talking about any problem or health concern that they are experiencing.”
Originally from Southwest Wisconsin, Dr. Stormont graduated from University of Wisconsin - Madison Medical School and gained specialized training in residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and now brought his expertise home to our region. His special interests include urinary problems, issues related to prostate enlargement, erectile dysfunction or ED, kidney stones, low testosterone, and urologic cancers. Most of these issues can be addressed without surgical intervention. If treatment progresses to surgery, Dr. Stormont provides the most up-to-date minimally invasive treatment options.
“Urologic problems affect millions of people in the United States and many patients do not seek medical treatment and feel this is a problem they must deal with alone,” explains Stormont. “I believe that knowledge is power and it is my responsibility to provide information to my patients. I work with patients and families and help them to select a treatment that is right for their lifestyle. I encourage patients to seek care as the vast majorities of these problems are very treatable and can be addressed in a stepwise, non-invasive fashion that improves quality of life.”
Meet Dr. Stormont! Join Us on March 27!
If better health is your target for 2019, then set your sights to attend “Aim 4 Better Health" – a free Men’s Health Night on Wednesday, March 27 at the Youth & Ag Building in Lancaster! Dr. Ian Stormont will be discussing men’s health issues and solutions - specifically Urolift - the revolutionary treatment for enlarged prostate.
The Bloomington Area Sportsmen's Club will present tips for archery skills before the spring 3-D archery shoots, and the spring hunting seasons. Whether you are new to archery, or would like to hone your skills, the archery team from the club will provide valuable information for your next 3-D shoot, or next hunt.
Grant Regional is also offering free health screenings including blood pressure screening, Prostate Cancer screening, information about joint replacement with Dr. Brad Binsfeld and complimentary chair massages. Attendees will enjoy hearty appetizers from Spring Valley Meats and Hermsen's Hardware will feature The Big Green Egg grilling delicious samples and dipping sauces. Vendors include Cabela's, Walker's Clothing - Carhartt, Suppz Gyms, The Eye Center, and more! There will be also amazing door prizes given away that night! You won’t want to miss this new FREE event! Space is limited –so pull the trigger and sign up soon! Adults only please. Pre-register by March 20 online at grantregional.com or call 723-3223.