It’s difficult to confront your own mortality. You think you’re taking pretty good care of yourself. You eat vegetables on a regular basis and you chase your kids or dog around, and you figure that’s good enough. You assume you’re pretty healthy and leave it at that.
I spent years in that mindset. Yes, I worked long hours at my private practice as a urologist in Florida, but I didn’t think the stress was affecting me. I generally tried to live a healthy life. I had to take care of myself for my two young kids.
Then I got my wake up call. During a routine physical exam, I found out I was 25 pounds overweight and my cholesterol was 245. My doctor reviewed life expectancy charts for me based on my medical history and cholesterol level. It scared the crap out of me! I suddenly came face-to-face with my own mortality.
I had to acknowledge that my personal health had not been a focus. I had devoted all of my attention to my work and family while disregarding my own health. I had forgotten that my family depends on my health as much as I do.
I felt that I didn’t have the time or energy to exercise regularly or to prepare healthy meals. I was exhausted, and I wasn’t sleeping well. Basically, I felt sluggish, fat, and old!
I left my doctor’s office that day knowing it was time for a drastic change. I directed my focus and energy on getting healthy.
I applied everything I had learned during my years of medical training. I carried out extensive research of quality, published medical studies about optimizing health and nutrition.
Through hard work and determination, I discovered the secret approach I needed to regain my health and vitality.
Six months later, I went back to my primary care doctor for my follow-up visit. I had lost just over 20 pounds. My cholesterol had come down to 195! Most importantly, I felt young, energetic and healthy again.
How did I make the change? It wasn’t magic. It was a healthy focus on proper nutrition, lifestyle, and the right supplements.
I truly believe in the power of preventative medicine. I’m passionate about helping men avoid getting chronic health problems and diseases by taking care of themselves now. I’ve taken the same approach to wellness that worked wonders for me and I now help other men apply it to their own lives.
So much of today’s medical care is focused on treating disease with prescriptions after the fact. I’ve chosen to dedicate my efforts with Smart Men’s Health toward cultivating natural health and preventing disease. I want to help men naturally improve their health so they can live longer and stronger.
Dr. Gapin’s Bio
Dr. Tracy Gapin is a urologist in Sarasota, Florida. He specializes in men’s health, including testosterone therapy, sexual medicine, BPH, prostate health, and prostate cancer.
He is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
After his undergraduate education at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas (Gig ‘Em!), Dr. Gapin received his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.
He completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
He currently resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife and two children.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Gapin has combined his extensive men’s health experience with cutting-edge technology to offer patients state-of-the-art care. He has been a true pioneer for innovation in his field.
He has been an educator and speaker for testosterone pellet therapy, surgical options for erectile dysfunction, and advanced tools for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
In 2006, he was the first urologist in Sarasota, Florida to perform robotic surgery.
In 2013, Dr. Gapin was the first urologist in Sarasota to perform 3-D MRI/US targeted fusion biopsy for advanced prostate cancer detection, which has since become the standard of care.
In 2013, he was the first board-certified urologist from Sarasota, Florida to perform High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of prostate cancer. HIFU has since been FDA-approved for use in the US. HIFU is a minimally invasive treatment for men with localized prostate cancer that provides excellent cancer control while minimizing treatment-related sexual and urinary side effects. It is becoming more widely recognized and utilized to treat prostate cancer with minimal treatment-related side effects compared to traditional options.
Dr. Gapin has founded Sarasota Prostate Care and Smart Men’s Health to provide authoritative men’s health information to his patients and beyond. He takes difficult topics and makes them easy to understand to help men take ownership of their own health and wellness.