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Health Screenings and Tests

We know you’re busy, but it’s important to schedule an annual physical exam for your own preventive care. Your primary care physician can review your overall health to ensure that screenings, vaccinations and basic health issues are addressed and refer you to specialists when needed.

Certain screenings and tests are recommended by age, gender and health status. Screenings help your doctor provide more complete, personalized care. Early detection saves lives. 

AgeHealth Screenings for Men and Women*
Physical Exam: Every 1 to 5 years depending on risk factors
Blood Pressure: Every health contact or at least every 2 years
Cholesterol and HDL Test: Baseline at age 20; every 5 years, if normal
Tetanus Immunization Booster: Every 10 years
Influenza Vaccine: Annually
Pneumococcal Vaccine: At age 65, or younger if at high risk
Skin Exam: Every 3 years
Rectal Exam: Annually over age 40
Stool Check for Blood (Stool Occult Blood): Annually
Colonoscopy: Every 10 years or Sigmoidoscopy: Every 3 to 5 years
Hearing Test: Every 10 years; every 3 years after age 50
Eye Exam: Every 2 to 4 years
Women: Pap and Pelvic Exam: Annually
Women: Clinical Breast Exam: Annually over age 18
Women: Mammogram: Baseline at age 40; annually after age 40
Men: Prostate Exam: Annually
Men: PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Lab Test: Annually
*Your doctor may recommend different screening guidelines based on your risk factors.

A complete physical is one of the best forms of preventive medicine.  Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician today!

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