Take responsibility for your health and quality of life.
Preventive care is important because it helps you stay healthy, identify potential health problem in the early stages ,access prompt treatment when necessary,which may may be easier to treat and reduce your overall medical expenses.
Stay healthier and get more effective treatment – Many types of screenings and tests can catch a disease before it starts.
We suggest periodic health maintenance visits every three years for adult patients who are younger than 40 years old without chronic conditions, and annually for adults 40 years or older.
Priority health problems
Patients ≥20 years CVD risk assessment every three to five years
Hypertension for all patients – Blood pressure screening/control
Patients between 17 and 21 years recommended one-time screening for dyslipidemia
Risk factors: Women older than 35 years, men older than 25 years or without risk factors:
Women older than 45 years, men 35 years recomended Dyslipidemia screening/control
All patients recommended screen with BMI recommendation. Select patients for treatment based on risk factors.
All patients recomended Counseling to exercise
Adults with hypertension or hyperlipidemia need to be screened for diabetes mellitus
Adults aged 40 to 70 years with BMI ≥25 kg/m2 Screen for diabetes mellitus as part of cardiovascular risk assessment
Concerning family history Refer for genetic counseling/testing
Hereditary breast and ovarian syndrome Screen per recommendations
Women >40 Discuss screening, individual decision; if screening desired, screen with mammography every two years
Women 21 to 29 years recommended Pap smear every three years
Women ≥30 years Pap smear every three years
Pap smear + HPV testing every five years
Patients with risk factors Screen per recommendations
Patients ≥50 years without risk factors Screening (decide among colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood test)
Patients 55 to 74 years, ≥30 pack-year smoking history and either currently smoking or quit in the past 15 years
Consider screening with low-dose helical CT scan anuual
High-risk men 40 to 45 years Discuss screening, individual decision
Men ≥50 years without risk factors Discuss screening, individual decision
High-risk patients recommended Periodic skin exam
Average-risk patients recommended Remain vigilant for suspicious lesions
All patients recommended Annual influenza vaccination
All patients recommended Tdap at least once or Td every 10 years
Patients without evidence of immunity recommended Varicella vaccine
Women until 26 years,Men until 21 years,MSM until 26 years recommended HPV vaccine
Patients ≥50 years recommended Zoster vaccine
Patients with risk factors recommended Pneumococcal vaccine*
Patients with risk factors recommended Meningococcal vaccine
Patients with risk factors
Patients with diabetes <60 years and consider if ≥60 years if risk factors recommended Hepatitis B vaccine
Sexually transmitted infections/blood-borne infections
Women <25 years ,Women ≥25 at increased risk, Men at increased risk recommended Screening for chlamydia
Women at increased risk (including sexually-active women <25 years),Men at increased risk recommended Screening for gonorrhea
Patients with risk factors recommended Screening for hepatitis B
Patients born in the United States between 1945 and 1965 recommendedOne-time screening for hepatitis C
Patients with risk factors recommended Screening for hepatitis C as necessary (new exposure, symptoms or abnormal blood results )
All patients recommended One-time screening
Patients with risk factors recommended Screening for syphilis
Learn more how you can you can prevent disease here.