Ages 50 to 74

Preventive Care

Wellness Check

Check blood pressure, weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) and health risks.

Screening Tests

  • Hep C: Screening for those born between 1945-1965
  • Diabetes: All non-Caucasians; All Caucasians with sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, or BMI greater than or equal to 25, or history of gestational diabetes, or family history of diabetes.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening:
    • Colonoscopy every 10 years
    • Fecal Occult Blood Testing  with DNA every 3 years
    • Annual Fecal Occult Blood testing.
  • Assessment of Risk for TB: To determine risk factors
  • Low dose CT lung scan age 55-80 if current smoker with 30 pack year smoking history, or quit within past 15 years
  • HIV Screening: Between ages 15-65

Discussion Topics

  • Alcohol Use: Discuss with your provider
  • Smoking cessation
  • Depression
  • Living Will/Advanced Directives

Immunizations

  • Influenza: Yearly
  • Tdap/Td: Adults under 65 who have never received Tdap should get a Tdap booster, regardless of when a prior Td was given. After this, Td is required every 10 years.
  • Zoster (Shingles): At age 60
  • PneumoniaVaccine: Two shot series starting at age 65

Men’s Health

  • Lipid Test: Every 10 years (if no risk factors)
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA): Current evidence does not recommend routine PSA screening unless risk factors exist. Discuss with your provider to determine if risks exist for screening
  • Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm age 65-75 if have ever smoked

Women’s Health

  • Pap Test: Every 3 years from age 21 (between ages 21-30, may be more often). At age 30, may switch to every 5 years with HPV screening.
  • Mammogram: Every 2 years
  • Bone Density: At age 65
The recommendations above are intended to be guidelines only and may not pertain to individuals with certain risk factors. In addition to these guidelines, the following screenings can be avluable to your health:
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Risk factor screening for coronary artery disease
  • Memory
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease testing
  • Dietary concerns/habits

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