Health screenings are important for all family members of all ages, however, here at AxessPointe, we want to take a moment to focus on and educate on the importance of Women’s Health. With timely, effective and affordable health services for women of all ages, we can focus on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that could affect a woman’s emotional and physical well-being. The most effective way to accomplish this is with comprehensive medical exams.
COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL EXAMS- typically include lab tests, chest x-rays, pulmonary function testing, audiograms, CAT scans, EKG’s, stress tests, vascular age tests, urinalysis, and mammograms. Most of these screening tests are age-specific and may not be needed every year. So we will break down these recommended health screenings by age-appropriate groups.
Ages 65 and older – Recommended health screenings
Medical History- Your past and present family medical history can provide information that could be related to your own health.
Focused Check-up – This includes Height and weight, it is common for most health care providers to measure this at every visit.
Cholesterol check – Every year.
Blood Pressure – Every 1-2 years. However, it is common for health care providers will check your blood pressure during each visit.
Pelvic exam and Pap Test – Every three years, unless the patient has concerns and/or symptoms.
Full-body skin check – Once a year to examine for skin lesions and/or suspicious moles and educate patients for monthly self-exams.
Thyroid Screening – Every 5 years.
Blood Sugar Test- Start at age 45, if no issues/concerns every 3 years thereafter.
Breast Exam – Yearly by provider, monthly self-exam
Mammograms – Start at age 40 and should be done annually. However, with certain risk factors or a family history of breast cancer, you might need to start mammograms at an earlier age. Be sure to provide medical history with your healthcare provider.
Colonoscopy – The Base-line at 50 years, however with a family history of colon cancer screening should be done at 10 years younger than when that family member was diagnosed. If no family history, risk factors and or complications/concerns every 10 years after.
Bone Mineral Density Test – At age 65, and re-scanned every 15 years thereafter.
Influenza Vaccine – Recommended yearly.
Pneumococcal Vaccine – One time only.
Tetanus-Diphtheria Booster Vaccine – Every 10 years.
Dental – 1-2 times every year.
Vision- Depending on if you currently wear contacts or eyeglasses and risk factors 1-2 years thereafter.
Hearing Test – Discuss with your provider.
Mental/Behavioral Health Screening- Discuss with your provider.
In addition to the above age-appropriate screenings, AxessPointe offers pregnancy (including High-Risk) care, gynecological exams and treatment, and behavioral health. Our Women’s Health Center location is dedicated to women’s overall health and provides an important role in early detection all the while maintaining a healthy you. Our goal is to educate and empower women of all ages to take control of their health. The AxessPointe Women’s Health Center is located at our Broadway location.
Call 330-564-8660 for more information or to schedule an appointment.