Annual Exam / Preventative Care

At Premier OBGYN in Staten Island, we look forward to working in partnership with you to determine your health care needs. Attention to primary and preventive care has been recognized as an effective means of promoting better health and improving the quality of health care. In our continuing effort to provide you with the highest quality of care, we are offering you this “menu” of recommendations. We ask that you review the list and indicate those screening tests  that you think might be appropriate for you. During your visit, the doctor, the PA, and/or the medical assistants will help to guide you with your choices.

Under 35 Years Old

Your annual exam will include:

Pelvic and breast exam
Thin Prep Pap smears for those > 21 years old
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) screening, if > 21 yrs old
Blood pressure check
Height/Weight measurement
Urine screening
CBC (complete blood count) and TSH (thyroid screen) may be requested with your annual well-woman exam
Cholesterol screening every 3-5 years

These are other tests or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

Monthly self breast exam
Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Cultures, if more than one sexual partner in the last year.
Annual dental exam
Immunizations Recommended
Immunizations:
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) once during adulthood, ages 18-64; tetanus booster q 10 yrs
Hepatitis B series, if sexually active or high-risk
Hepatitis A, if high risk
Seasonal Influenza vaccination, if desired or at risk
Cervical cancer vaccine, up to 26 years of age

 

35 To 49 Years Old

Your annual exam will include:

Pelvic and breast exam
Thin Prep Pap smear with HPV screening
Blood pressure check
Height/Weight measurement
Urine screening
Cholesterol screening every 3-5 years
CBC (complete blood count) and TSH (thyroid screen) may be requested with your annual well-woman exam
Screening for blood in stool, if positive family history of colon cancer
These are other tests or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

Monthly self breast exams
Screening mammogram between ages 35-40, then yearly mammograms from age 40 and on
Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Cultures if > 1 partner in last year
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) tests, including HIV; both partners, before initiating sexual activity
Calcium 1200mg and Vitamin D 1000 IU daily
Bone Density screening every 2 years if at risk
Fasting blood sugar, if obese or positive family history
Monthly mole self-exam; by an MD every 3 years
Annual dental exam
Immunizations:
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) once during
adulthood, ages 18-64; tetanus booster q 10 years
Hepatitis B series, if sexually active or high-risk
Hepatitis A, if high risk
Seasonal Influenza vaccine, if desired or high risk

 

50 To 64 Years Old

Your annual exam will include:

Pelvic and breast exam
Thin Prep Pap smear with HPV screening
Blood pressure check
Height/Weight Measurement
Urine Screening
CBC, Thyroid screen, and cholesterol may be requested with your annual well-woman exam

These are other test or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

Monthly self breast exams
Annual mammograms
Consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT), if symptomatic
Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Cultures, if > 1 partner in last year
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) tests, including HIV; both partners, before initiating sexual activity
1500 mg of Calcium and 1000 IU of Vitamin D daily
Fish Oil / Omega 3 Fatty Acids ( DHA); one capsule daily
Antioxidant vitamins and low dose (81mg) enteric coated aspirin for cardiovascular health
Bone Density screening every 2 years, if at risk
Colonoscopy
Fasting blood sugar screening
Monthly mole self-exam; by an MD every 3 years
Glaucoma and vision checks every 2-4 years with ophthalmologist
Annual dental exam
Immunizations:
Tdap (tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria) once during adulthood, ages 18-64; tetanus booster q 10 years
Pneumovax at age 65, or sooner if at risk
Seasonal Influenza vaccination
Hepatitis B series, if sexually active or high-risk
Hepatitis A, if high risk
Herpes Zoster, if greater than 60 or desired

 

65 Years Old And Over

Your annual exam will include:

Pelvic and breast exams
Thin Prep Pap smear
Blood pressure check
Height/Weight measurement
Urine Screen
CBC, thyroid screen, and cholesterol may be requested for your annual well-woman exam
Screening for blood in stool
These are other test or guidelines we recommend for your age group:

Monthly self breast exams
Annual mammograms
HIV, if multiple sexual partners in recent years
Calcium 1500 mg and Vitamin D 800 IU daily (through diet and vitamin supplements)
Antioxidant vitamins and low dose (81mg) enteric coated aspirin for cardiovascular health
Fish Oil / Omega 3 Fatty Acids (DHA); one capsule daily
Bone Density Screening every 2-3 years
Colonoscopy
Fasting blood sugar screening
Monthly mole self-exam; by an MD every 3 years
Vision and hearing checks every 1-2 years with ophthalmologist and audiologist
Annual dental exam
Immunizations:
Tetanus booster q 10 years
Seasonal Influenza vaccine
Herpes Zoster
Pneumovax at age 65, or sooner if at risk