Preventative Care Screening
Please review the following screening tests to ensure you are up to date. If not, please book an appointment with your family physician so that these tests can be arranged.
|Preventative Test||Who?||How often?||Why?|
|Pap Test||Sexually active women between the ages of 21 – 69 years.||Every 3 years.More frequently if history of abnormal paps. Discuss with MD.
|Early detection and prevention of cervical cancer.|
|Mammogram||Women between the ages of 50 – 74 years.||Every 1 – 2 years.More frequently if significant family history of breast cancer. Discuss with MD.
|Early detection and prevention of Breast Cancer.|
|Colon Cancer ScreeningFecal Occult Blood test (FOBT) or Colonoscopy||Everyone between the ages of 50 – 74 years.||FOBT: every 2 years or
Colonoscopy: every 3 – 10 years. Depending on personal or family history of colon cancer or polyps.
|Early detection and prevention of Colorectal cancer.|
|Influenza Vaccine||Anyone who wishes to have it.But particularly:
||Annually, preferably in the fallPlease inform us if you have received your flu vaccine elsewhere so that we can record it in your medical record.||Prevention of influenza and its more serious complications such as pneumonia|
|Childhood Immunizations||Children ages 2 to 18 months, and 4 years of age.||At 2, 4, 6, 12, 15 and 18 months of age and 4 years of age.Please see your doctor to ensure you have received all necessary immunizations.||Prevention of serious, potentially life threatening diseases.The school system requires all children entering kindergarten be up to date on their immunization before starting school.|
|Periodic Health Exam||Everyone||Every 1 to 2 years||Discuss general health and preventative measures that can be taken to optimize overall health.|
||Once, although some may require a booster after 5 years. Discuss with MD||Prevention of pneumonia and its complications.|