1. Cancer Screenings.
Screenings for colorectal cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer should be conducted regularly. Depending on age and risk factors, other screenings may be recommended.
2. Women’s Preventive Health Care.
Women should receive screenings for breast, cervical and reproductive cancers, as well as other services such as pelvic exams and Pap smears.
Adult immunization is an important part of preventive care. Vaccines are recommended to protect against diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
4. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment & Counseling.
Evaluation of risk factors and lifestyle counseling to reduce cardiovascular disease should be conducted.
5. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening.
Men ages 65-75 who have ever smoked should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm with ultrasound.
6. Depression/Mental Health Screenings.
Depression screenings should be conducted for individuals who are at risk.
7. Diabetes Type II Screening Tests.
Fasting plasma glucose and/or hemoglobin A1C tests should be conducted to identify diabetes.
8. Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing.
Testing for STIs should be conducted at least annually for those who are sexually active.
9. Osteoporosis screening for women over 65 years of age.
Bone density tests should be conducted for women over the age of 65 to screen for osteoporosis.
10. Complete Cholesterol Panel.
A complete cholesterol panel should be conducted for individuals over the age of 20. This includes a lipid profile to measure levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL (good cholesterol).