Preventive Care

We’ve listed the important health screenings below. Be sure to discuss these with your primary care physician. If you have already had the screening prior to joining our medical group, it’s important that your primary care physician notes this in your medical file and has the information needed to acquire the results of your test.

Here are some important screenings to note:

General Office Visit

Every Office Visit Yearly Every 1-10 years

• Medication review

• Blood pressure check

• Allergy information update

• Height and weight update

• Smoking and how to quit

• Fasting blood sugar: 18-85 years

• Body Mass Index: 18-75 years

• Glaucoma eye exam: Over 65 years

• Flu shot (ask your doctor if appropriate)

• Chlamydia screening: Female,16-24 years (ask your doctor if appropriate)

• Pap smear test: Female (ask your doctor if appropriate)

• Depression survey

• Colorectal cancer screening: 50-75 years

– FOBT test annually (three slides) OR

– Sigmoid every five years OR

– Colonoscopy every 10 years

• Pneumonia vaccine (ask your doctor if qualified)

• Mammogram (female): Test every year for ages 40-69

Ages 65 and Older


• Glaucoma screening

• Bladder incontinence

• Physical activity check

• Drug-disease

• Fall risk screening

• Flu and pneumonia vaccines

• Memory test interaction check

Also, if you have the following illnesses:


Every Visit Six Months Yearly

• Foot exam

• Exam for tingling/numbness in hands and feet

• Capillary circulation

• Blood sugar test – HbA1c

• Kidney function screening

• ACE/ARB therapy

• Cholesterol (LDL-c)

• Retinal eye exam

Cadiovascular (Heart Disease)

• Medication review (ASA, ACE inhibitor, ARB, beta blocker)

• Cholesterol management, cholesterol/LDL-c screening: 18-75 years (ask your doctor if appropriate)


• Rheumatoid arthritis patients: Ask your doctor about DMARD

• Bone loss test/DEXA scan: Female (ask your doctor if appropriate)

Mental Health

• Hospitalization follow-up

– A visit within seven days of discharge

– A second visit no later than 30 days after discharge

– Depression survey “PHQ-9” (Initial visit, then every three to six months)

• Antidepressant medication management (every visit)


• Appropriate test for children with pharyngitis

• Appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection

• Avoidance of antibiotic treatment of adults with acute bronchitis

• Asthma check-up

• Spirometry test required confirming Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis

Your child should have medical exams according to the schedules below.

General Pediatric Well-Child visit

• Six well-child visits (at least two weeks apart) in first 15 months of life, annually thereafter

• Health and developmental history (physical/mental)

• Health education/anticipatory guidance

• Physical exam

• Medication review

• Height and weight update: 2+ years

• Immunization status assessment

• Allergy information update

• Growth chart update: 2+ years

• Nutrition and physical activity counseling

• Blood pressure check

• Quitting smoking: 13+ years

• Weight, obesity (Body Mass Index): 2+ years

• Chlamydia screening: Female, 16+ years (ask your doctor if appropriate)

Also, if your child has the following conditions:

Mental Health Visit

• Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder: Prescribed medication follow-up

• Depression questionnaire: Initial visit, then every three to six months

• Hospitalization follow-up: 6+ years

– One visit within seven days of discharge

– A second visit no later than 30 days after discharge

Respiratory Visit

• Appropriate test for children with pharyngitis: 2+ years

• Appropriate treatment for children with upper respiratory infection: Three months+

• Asthma check-up


For more information about what screenings you need, contact your doctor.