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Keeping you healthy…

The purpose of a screening test is to diagnose illness before symptoms manifest at a time when disease is most curable.

Screening tests save lives.

WHEN AND IN WHICH HEALTHY ADULT POPULATIONS SHOULD SCREENING TESTS OCCUR?

Annual Physical Exam

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset all ages
  • gender male and female

Mammogram

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 40 yo
  • gender female

Pelvic/ Pap Exam

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 18 yo or earlier if sexually active
  • gender female

Rectal Exam/Stool Quiacs

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 50 yo
  • gender male and female

Prostate Exam

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 50 yo
  • gender male

Colonoscopy

  • occurs every 5 years
  • age of onset 50 yo
  • gender male and female

Cholesterol Check

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 35 yo
  • gender male and female

Prostate Specific Antigen

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 50 yo
  • gender male and female

Dexa Scan (bone density)

  • occurs every 1.5 to 2 years
  • age of onset 65 yo
  • gender female

Diabetes bloodwork

  • occurs every 3 months (may vary depending on level of control)
  • age of onset all diabetes patients
  • gender male and female

A vaccine is a special substance taken into the body to prevent that person form getting a disease and that contains a weakened or dead from of the disease causing organism. It can prevent or ameliorate the effects of specific infections. It is considered the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases.

Vaccinations save lives.

WHEN SHOULD VACCINATIONS BE ADMINISTERED IN THE HEALTHY ADULT POPULATION?

Pneumococcal Vaccine

  • occurs at age 65 one time dose
  • age of onset 65 yo
  • gender male and female

Zostavax (Shingles)

  • occurs at age 60 one time dose
  • age of onset 60 yo
  • gender male and female

Flu Vaccine

  • occurs annually
  • age of onset 50 yo and pregnant women past 13 weeks gestation or women planning pregnancy during the flu season
  • gender male and female

TD/ TDp booster

  • occurs every 10 years
  • age of onset all persons who have completed the initial full 5 dose pediatric series
  • gender male and female

Gardasil (HPV)

  • occurs at 0, 2, and 6 months then done
  • ages 19 through 26 yo
  • gender female

Hepatitis B

  • occurs in young adults not immunized in childhood at 0, 1, and 6 mo
  • age 20 to 29 and for all adults at increased risk
  • gender male and female

Meningococcal Vaccine

  • occurs in those living in dormitories as one time dose
  • age college freshman
  • gender male and female

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

  • occurs in adults as one time dose if MMR vaccination history is unreliable (a second dose is needed for those working in health care facilities)
  • age adults
  • gender male and non pregnant females

Varicella

  • occurs in adults at 0, and 4-8 weeks who do not have reliable clinical history of past infection or serologic evidence of immunity
  • age adults
  • gender male and non pregnant females