Preventive Care

Preventive Care Topics

Annual Exam - Even if you feel fine, you should still have a health screening every year.  This is a good time to get your numbers checked such as cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid and PSA.

Mammogram -Getting a mammogram can help find breast cancer early.  Women age 40 and older should get a mammogram every year.

Colonoscopy - Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths.  If you are 50 or older, talk with your doctor about getting a colonoscopy.

PAP - Getting a pap smear every year can help find anything that may lead to cancer.  Take time to schedule a pap smear.

Flu - The best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to get the flu shot.  Getting a flu shot every year is very important.

Pneumonia - Pneumonia can be serious.  Talk to your doctor to see if the pneumonia shot is right for you. 

Smoking - If you want to stop smoking, talk to your doctor. There are medicines and programs that may help you.

Immunizations (Schedule and Record) - Children and adults need immunizations to maintain good health. Check out the immunization Schedule.

Vision Screening - Children should have their eyes checked every year.  This will make sure they are seeing the way they should.

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