San Antonio, Texas

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Lillian Ringsdorf, MD, MPH – Regional Medical Director
    • (210) 949-2000
  • Gale Morrow, MPH, MCHES— Deputy Regional Director
  • San Antonio Metropolitan Health District:
    • (210) 207-8780
  • Colleen Bridger – San Antonio Metropolitan Health District; Director
  • San Antonio City Council:
    • District 1: Roberto C. Trevino— 210-207-7279
    • District 2: Art A. Hall – 210-207-7278
    • District 3: Rebecca J. Viagran— 210-207-7064
    • District 4: Rey Saldana—210-207-7281
    • District 5: Shirley Gonzales—210-207-7043
    • District 6: Greg Brockhouse—210-207-7065
    • District 7: Ana Sandoval —210-207-7044
    • District 8: Manny Pelaez—210-207-7086
    • District 9: John Courage —210-207-7325
    • District 10: Clayton Perry—210-207-7276

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 3,254 cases of cancer in men in Bexar County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 387/per 100,000 (0.387%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (0.429%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 530 cases of prostate cancer in Bexar County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 60.4/per 100,000 (0.06%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 67 cases of testicular cancer in Bexar County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 6.7/per 100,000 (0.0067%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • Start Center for Cancer Care: providing care for cancer patients and also help in the development of new methods of treatment.
    • Cancer Council: an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that funds the fight against cancer.
      • www.sacancercouncil.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Bexar County recorded a 222.3 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.22%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Methodist Heart Hospital: a part from providing other services, Methodist Healthcare is a provider of cardiac and vascular care for men, women and children through Methodist Heart Hospital.
      • (210) 575-6800

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • UT Health San Antonio: UT Health San Antonio offers care in multiple specialties. UT Health Diabetes helps people to control their blood sugar as well as their lipid levels, blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors.
      • To make an appointment: (210) 450-9050

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,924 men in Texas committed suicide. (Population: 10,930,317)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.90/per 100,000 (0.026%)
  • Resources:
    • The Center for Health Care Services— provides services to improve the lives of people with mental health disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
      • Crisis Hot Line: (210) 223-7233
      • Appointment (Adult): (210) 261-1250
      • Appointment (Children): (210) 261-3350

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 33.9% of men in Texas were obese.
  • “Texas has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation.” (33.0%)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention – obesity prevention program in Health Service Region 8 to reduce the burden of death and diseases related to overweight and obesity in the area.
      • (210) 949-2043

*state statistics