Fact: Men go to the doctor less often than women and that has real effects on their health.

The City of Clermont has proclaimed the month of June as Men’s Health Month and Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt are spreading awareness one mile at a time.

Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt of The PUR Clinic were the South Lake Chamber of Commerce May sponsors at the Chamber breakfast. They announced the upcoming DRIVE FOR MEN’S HEALTH

Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt of the PUR Clinic, founded Drive for Men’s Health in 2014 to increase awareness of men’s health issues and to encourage men to make their health a priority.  Many men underestimate the importance of being proactive about their health. The Drive for Men’s Health (D4MH, now in its fifth year) aims to combat the statistics and make health a priority among men throughout the country.

Since it was founded, the Drive for Men’s Health has reached millions of people with important messages surrounding men’s health issues, from the impact of fitness and nutrition to the importance of talking with loved ones about sexual health issues that have traditionally been perceived as taboo. Beyond awareness, the D4MH raises funds in support of the latest research and development of best practices in urology care. Each year, the D4MH donates tens of thousands of dollars to help underwrite research, educational, and awareness-generating efforts in the fight to improve men’s health.

For the past four-years, the two doctors have been driving awareness throughout the country, with the message that men should become more active, eat healthier, get better sleep, quit smoking and decrease stress.

At the South Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on May 18, Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt announced that the 5thannual Drive for Men’s Health will be held June 1 to 9.

The doctors want to turn attention to the importance of how men feel about themselves. Body image and body awareness are topics that many people are uncomfortable discussing but these discussions are more important than ever.  As the doctors travel, they will address some of the critical aspects of how men currently feel about themselves and how men can help themselves feel better inside and out.

Dr. Parekattil and Dr. Brahmbhatt will be driving through the following cities:

Orlando, Florida – June 1 (Kick off)

The kick off will begin in Orlando at 8 pm at One 80 Skytop Lounge at 400 West Church St., Orlando. The theme, “Friday Night Lights”, is a fashion show benefiting the “Drive for Men’s Health”. Proceeds from the funds raised will be used to help underwrite research, as well as educational and awareness-generating efforts in the fight to improve men’s health.

New York, New York – June 4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 5

Columbus, Ohio – June 6

Chicago, Illinois – June 7

Houston, Texas – June 8

Clermont, Florida – June 9
(The Grand finale will take place at Clermont Waterfront parkrun.)

The Month of June is proclaimed Men’s Health Month by

The City of Clermont Mayor Gail Ash

WHEREAS, Educating the public and healthcare providers about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health problems will result in reducing rates of mortality from diseases; and

WHEREAS, fathers who maintain a healthy lifestyle are role models for their children; and

WHEREAS, National Men’s Health Week and the Drive for Men’s Health is a special campaign to help educate men and their families about the importance of positive health attitudes and preventative health care.

WHEREAS, The citizens of Clermont are encouraged to increase awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and medical check-ups.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Clermont, I do hereby proclaim the month of June 2018, as


Getting To Know The Doctors, Founders of D4MH and the Drivers:

Jamin Brahmbhatt (Driver)
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt is Co-Director of The PUR Clinic– Personalized Urology & Robotics – at South Lake Hospital, in partnership with Orlando Health in Clermont. He specializes in chronic groin and testicular pain, male infertility, urologic oncology, sexual dysfunction, and men’s health.

He was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Boston, where he obtained his undergraduate and graduate education. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology from Boston University and completed his medical training at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Brahmbhatt completed his urology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, followed by a one-year clinical fellowship in robotic microsurgery and male infertility at the University of Florida.

Sijo Parekattil, M.D.  (Driver)
Hometown: Kitwe, Zambia

Dr. Sijo Parekattil is Co-Director of The PUR Clinic, South Lake Hospital, Clermont. He was an Electrical Engineer (University of Michigan) prior to his medical training and thus has interests in surgical techniques incorporating technology, robotics, and microsurgery. He completed his urology residency training at Albany Medical Center and then went on to complete dual fellowship training from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland in Laparoscopy/Robotic Surgery and Microsurgery/Male Infertility.

Dr. Parekattil has received numerous awards including two Annual Innovator Awards from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Golden Garland Award in Medicine. He has published several articles in the field of robotic microsurgery and has three textbooks on Male Infertility and a surgical textbook on Robotic Microsurgery. He has performed some pioneering work in the arena of robotic microsurgery and has now performed over 1,000 such procedures. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Zambia, Lusaka, Africa.

To get additional information, visit www.driveformenshealth.com

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