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Preventive Care guidelines      

for women              for men              immunization

Dear Patient, please review our preventative care guidelines. If you have any questions or want to schedule an exam to update your profile please, call our office!

For Women:

  • Pelvic exam, PAP smear, clinical breast exam- annual, if 3 consecutive results are normal- may be performed less frequently (every 3 years) at the discretion of the physician.
  • 40 year old - Mammogram annually.
  • Cholesterol profile every 5 years
  • 40 year old - stool samples for occult blood
  • 50 year old - sigmoidoscopy every 3 years or Colonoscopy every 10 years
  • At onset of Menopause - bone density test every 2 years

 

For Men:

  • 50 year old - PSA and Digital Rectal exam or 40 for high risk groups.
  • Cholesterol profile every 5 years.
  • 70 year old - bone density test
  • Colon cancer prevention:

Occult blood 50, or 40 for high risk groups-three stool cards.

Sigmoidoscopy start at age 50 every 3 years.

Colonoscopy in patients with high risk, or hx o f polyps, or at the discretion of the physician; every 10 years.

 

Immunizations:

  • Tetanus-diphtheria- every 10 years
  • Influenza after 50
  • Pneumonia- every 5 years after 65
  • Gardasil vaccine is now recommended for girls 9-18 year old.