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Age Screenings

We constantly strive to improve the health of the people we serve. That is why you can rest assured we will always provide you and your loved ones with the most comprehensive care available. As you progress through the unique stages in your life, we’re with you through it all, to keep you as healthy as possible. Our highly trained physicians work with men and women of all ages to help ensure a long and healthy life for you and your family.

Please call 605-336-2140 to make an appointment.

AGE 18-39

Blood Pressure Screening

  • Every two years

Cholesterol Screening

  • Every five years
  • Especially men over 34

Immunizations

  • Tetanus-diphtheria every 10 years

MEN

Testicular Exam

  • Monthly testicular self-exam

 

WOMEN

Breast Exam

  • Monthly breast self-exam
  • A complete breast exam every three years (age 20-40)

Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear

  • Pelvic exam and Pap smear every one to two years, starting by the age of 21

AGE 40-65

Blood Pressure Screening

  • Every two years

Cholesterol Screening

  • Men over 34 and women over
    44 should be checked every five years

Colon Cancer Screening

  • Every 10 years between age 50 and 80

Immunizations

  • Flu vaccine every year after the age of 50
  • Tetanus-diphtheria vaccine every 10 years

Physical Exam

  • Every one to five years

MEN

Prostate Exam

  • Over 50–should consider screenings
  • If you have a family history of prostate cancer, begin screenings at age 45

Osteoporosis Screening

  • Age 50-70 should discuss getting screened with their doctor

 

WOMEN

Breast Exams and Mammograms

  • Monthly breast self-exam
  • Women over age 40 should have a mammogram done every one to two years

Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear

  • Pelvic exam and Pap smear every one to two years 

Osteoporosis Screening

  • All postmenopausal women should have a bone density test, or DXA scan

AGE 65 and Older

Blood Pressure Screening

    • Every year 
 

Cholesterol Screening

  • Every three to five years

    Colon Cancer Screening

    • Colonoscopy every 10 years Immunizations
    • Over 65–get a pneumococcal vaccine if you have not had one before or if you received one more than five years before the age of 65
    • Flu shot every year
    • Tetanus-diphtheria booster every 10 years
    • Shingles vaccine may be given once after age 60

      Physical Exam

      • Every year

        MEN
        Prostate Exam

        • All men should discuss prostate screenings with their doctor

        Osteoporosis Screening

        • Over 70–get a DXA scan

        Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

        • Ages 65-75 who have smoked–have an ultrasound done once to screen for abdominal aneurysms

         

        WOMEN

        Breast Exams and Mammograms

        • Monthly breast self-exam
        • Mammogram every one to two years 

        Osteoporosis Screening

        • All women should have a DXA scan done 

        Pelvic Exam and Pap smear

        • Pelvic exam and Pap smear every year