Managing your health is important to us!!
We are here to guide you and make every effort that all your health care needs are met.
We like to see our patients every year for annual checkups, even if you are feeling okay!
The purpose of Annual Physicals is to:
- Screen for any medical conditions
- Assess any risks of future medical conditions/problems
- Discuss and encourage a healthy lifestyle
- Establish a relationship with your Primary Care Physician
- As a diabetic, it is important for you to have a lab test known as Hemoglobin A1c 2 to 4 times per year at your primary care physician's office.
- Your HbA1c should be routinely monitored to ensure you can live an active and healthy lifestyle without any complications from your diabetes.
- Your cholesterol should be checked 1-2 times per year.
- This will help manage your existing condition, help to maintain or adjust any current medications, and also discuss diet and exercise.
- Monitoring your Blood Pressure should be done 2-4 times a year.
- How often you should be monitored is discussed with the doctor on an individual basis.
Mammogram (Breast Cancer Screening)
- Women beginning at the age of 40 need to have routine mammograms.
- Routine varies per individual, but usually are every year to every 2 years.
Well Woman Exam (Cervical Cancer Screening)
- Pap Smear screening should begin at the age of 21.
- Routine exams should be scheduled every 2-3 years.
Colonoscopy (Colon Cancer Screening)
- Colonoscopy screening begins at the age of 50 for both men and women.
- Routine exams are done every 10 years if Normal.
- For abnormal results, routine exam schedules will be discussed with your doctor and would occur more frequently.
- Eye Exams should be done every 1-2 years depending on any vision problems or glaucoma risks.
- Diabetic Patients should have yearly diabetic eyes exams.
- You should get a flu shot every year. We offer flu shots during the months of September thru December.
- Ask our Primary Care Physician if you should get a vaccine to reduce your risk of Pneumonia.
- If you are at the age of 60 and older, you may get the Shingles or Herpes Zoster Vaccine.
- All women over the age of 64 should have a Bone Density Test.
- Men between the ages of 50-70 should discuss screening with you Primary Care Physician, as you may have risk factors for osteoporosis.
Prostate Cancer Screening
- Men between the ages of 40 and 75 are encouraged to have routine Prostate Cancer Screening.
- A PSA is a blood test performed to check your prostate for any abnormal values and may help detect prostate cancer early.