Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Colonoscopy every 10 years. People with
risk factors for colon cancer, such as
ulcerative colitis, a personal or family
history of colorectal cancer, or a history of large colorectal adenomas may need
a colonoscopy more often.
Men should receive a
vaccine every year.
Doctor may recommend other
for men that have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes.
Men should have a tetanus-diphtheria
booster vaccination every 10 years. If you have not received a
tetanus-diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine as one of your
tetanus-diphtheria vaccines, you should have it once.
Men may get a shingles or herpes zoster
vaccination once after age 60. (Some doctors recommend a
vaccine at age 60)
All men ages 50 to 70 with risk factors
for osteoporosis should discuss screening with their doctor.
Preventive health visit every 2 years until age 50, and then once a year,
Checking height and weight
Screening for alcohol and tobacco use
Screening for depression
Routine diagnostic tests are not
Some men should consider taking a
low-dose aspirin every day to reduce the chance of heart attacks.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Most men age 50 or older should discuss
cancer with their health care practitioner. African-American men and those with
a family history of prostate cancer should start screening at age 45.
During screening, a
test is often done (however, in 2011, recommendations from a consensus study
suggested PSA tests should not be done as part of the screening because they
concluded that too often, test results led to unwarranted treatments and other
tests); this test should be discussed with your doctor.