At Acton Medical, we make preventive care and wellness a priority. Your physician takes a compassionate approach to overseeing your healthcare; taking time to talk about your condition, treatment, diagnostic tests, and referral to a specialist.
Your physician may recommend screening tests as part of your annual physical exams to find diseases or conditions early, when they are easier to treat. The following is a list of routine screening tests which are recommended for healthy patients. Standards of care do change, so you should consult your physician if you need clarification.
|Types of Screening||Time Frame and Age Guidelines|
|Physical Exam||Every year or every other year until age 40, followed by annual exams.|
|Routine Cholesterol||Every one to five years.|
|Vision Screening||Every other year.|
|Cervical Cancer||Pap Smears for cervical cancer screening every three to five years until age 65.|
|Mammograms||Starting at age 40 to 50, depending on your history. Your provider will determine how often.|
|Tetanus Booster||Every ten years.|
|Second MMR Vaccine||For all high risk adults born after 1957, as well as students and educational and medical personnel.|
|Pneumonia Vaccine||Once for patients older than 65. May be more frequent or earlier if you have certain risk factors.|
|Flu Vaccine||Annually for all patients.|
|Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy||Starting at age 50.|
|Diabetes||Discuss your risk factors with your provider.|
|Osteoporosis||Discuss your risk factors with your provider.|