Annual Wellness Check
Regular visits to your doctor for preventive care and routine screening tests may help detect and prevent diseases. A checkup with your doctor is also a good time to get a flu shot or other vaccinations and to address any changes in your health.
Check every five years.
Monitor periodically throughout adulthood.
Preferred Screening Options: Starting at age 45, a colonoscopy every 10 years, a stool Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) every year or a sigmoidoscopy every 10 years with annual FIT testing.
Other Options: A CT colonography every five years or a FIT/DNA test every three years.
Screen every 3 years if overweight.
Check once between ages 18 to 79.
Check between ages 15 to 65.
All adults ages 19-59 years and age 60 years or older with risk factors for HBV should receive 2, 3, or 4 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine depending on vaccine or condition.
Ages 27 to 45.
Yearly flu vaccine.
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
Adults ages 40 to 49 should have recorded in their chart at least one dose of the vaccine.
All adults age 50 and older and ages 19-49 with immunocompromising conditions should receive a two-dose vaccine series.
Tdap/Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis/Tetanus and Diphtheria)
Adults younger than age 65 should receive one dose Tdap and then a Td or Tdap booster every 10 years.
Breast Cancer Screening
Ages 40 to 49.
Cervical Cancer Screening
Pap test every three years or high risk HPV screening with or without a Pap test every five years.
All females who are pregnant or able to get pregnant should take a daily vitamin or supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg of folic acid. Talk to your doctor about more steps for a healthy pregnancy.
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