Staying Healthy

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention saves a pound of cure.” Our preventive medicine services are designed to keep you healthy and prevent or detect disease early. Depending upon age, there are several preventive services that are recommended by the National Preventive Medicine Task Force as well as by the leading authorities in medicine. The following table of Preventive Medicine recommendations has been reviewed and thought to be necessary by our physicians at Reddy Medical Group to help you stay healthy. Please check the services you need depending upon your age and see how you stack up with your preventive checkups

Our Recommendations for Your Good Health (select an age range for details)

Ages 18-39Ages 40-49Ages 50-65Ages 66+

adventure-evening-fun-2029EVERY FIVE YEARS:

General Medical Exam: This includes the following:

  • Height, Weight and Blood Pressure
  • Complete Physical Exam
  • Complete Blood Profile

EVERY THREE YEARS:

PAP Smear and Breast Exam for women to screen for Breast and Cervical Cancer after three normal annual exams unless High Risk *

VACCINES:

  • MMR – All adults born after 1956 who lack immunity
  • Td ( Tetanus) – Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza – Yearly if High Risk *
  • Pneumococcal – One Time Dose if High Risk ** (Maybe repeated if necessary)
  • Varicella – High Risk ** Adults with no history of Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis B – High Exposure Risk *** Adults
  • *High Risk Women
    • Early onset of sexual activity (under16 years of age)
    • Multiple sexual partners (five or more in a lifetime)
    • History of sexually transmitted disease (including HIV infection)
    • Fewer than three negative pap smears within the previous seven years

**High Risk Adults are people with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Emphysema, Kidney Failure, and other diseases which suppress the immunity.

***High Exposure Risk Adults are people in the Health Care Fields, and adults with higher chance of exposure to Hepatitis B

city-couple-people-4659EVERY TWO YEARS:

General Medical Exam: This includes the following:

  • Height, Weight and Blood Pressure
  • Complete Physical Exam
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Eye Exam for Glaucoma and other diseases of the eye
  • Bone Mass Density Testing for Osteoporosis if Postmenopausal

EVERY THREE YEARS:

PAP Smear and Breast Exam for Women to screen for Breast and Cervical Cancer after three normal annual exams unless High Risk *
*High Risk: Check with your physician

VACCINES:

  • MMR – All adults born after 1956 who lack immunity
  • Td ( Tetanus) – Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza – Yearly if High Risk *
  • Pneumococcal – One Time Dose if High Risk ** (Maybe repeated if necessary)
  • Varicella – High Risk ** Adults with no history of Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis B – High Exposure Risk *** Adults
  • *High Risk Women
    • Early onset of sexual activity (under16 years of age)
    • Multiple sexual partners (five or more in a lifetime)
    • History of sexually transmitted disease (including HIV infection)
    • Fewer than three negative pap smears within the previous seven years

**High Risk Adults are people with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Emphysema, Kidney Failure, and other diseases which suppress the immunity.

***High Exposure Risk Adults are people in the HealthCare Fields, and adults with higher chance of exposure to Hepatitis B

golf-golf-ball-golf-club-921YEARLY:

General Medical Exam: This includes the following:

  • Height, Weight and Blood Pressure
  • Complete Physical Exam
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • ColoRectal Cancer Screen with digital rectal exam and Stool Hemoccults
  • Prostate Cancer Screen with digital rectal exam and PSA levels
  • Breast Cancer Screen with yearly breast exam and Mammogram

EVERY TWO YEARS:

Bone Mass Density Testing for Osteoporosis

EVERY THREE YEARS:

PAP Smear and Breast Exam for Women to screen for Breast and Cervical Cancer after three normal annual exams unless High Risk *

EVERY FOUR YEARS:

ColoRectal Cancer Screening with Sigmoidoscope or Colonoscope

VACCINES:

  • MMR – All adults born after 1956 who lack immunity
  • Td ( Tetanus) – Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza – Yearly if High Risk **
  • Pneumococcal – One Time Dose if High Risk ** (Maybe repeated if necessary)
  • Varicella – High Risk ** Adults with no history of Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis B – High Exposure Risk *** Adults
  • *High Risk Women
    • Early onset of sexual activity (under16 years of age)
    • Multiple sexual partners (five or more in a lifetime)
    • History of sexually transmitted disease (including HIV infection)
    • Fewer than three negative pap smears within the previous seven years

**High Risk Adults are people with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Emphysema, Kidney Failure, and other diseases which suppress the immunity .

***High Risk Adults are people in the HealthCare Fields, and adults with higher chance of exposure to Hepatitis B

caf---coffee-man-3760YEARLY:

General Medical Exam: This includes the following:

  • Height, Weight and Blood Pressure
  • Complete Physical Exam
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • ColoRectal Cancer Screen with digital rectal exam and Stool Hemoccults
  • Prostate Cancer Screen with digital rectal exam and PSA levels
  • Breast Cancer Screen with yearly breast exam and Mammogram

EVERY TWO YEARS:

Bone Mass Density Testing for Osteoporosis

EVERY THREE YEARS:

PAP Smear and Breast Exam for Women to screen for Breast and Cervical Cancer after three normal annual exams unless High Risk *

EVERY FOUR YEARS:

ColoRectal Cancer Screening with Sigmoidoscope or Colonoscope

VACCINES:

  • MMR – All adults born after 1956 who lack immunity
  • Td ( Tetanus) – Booster every 10 years
  • Influenza – Yearly if High Risk **
  • Pneumococcal – One Time Dose if High Risk ** (Maybe repeated if necessary)
  • Varicella – High Risk ** Adults with no history of Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis B – High Exposure Risk *** Adults
  • *High Risk Women
    • Early onset of sexual activity (under16 years of age)
    • Multiple sexual partners (five or more in a lifetime)
    • History of sexually transmitted disease (including HIV infection)
    • Fewer than three negative pap smears within the previous seven years

**High Risk Adults are people with Diabetes, Heart Disease, Emphysema, Kidney Failure, and other diseases which suppress the immunity .

***High Risk Adults are people in the HealthCare Fields, and adults with higher chance of exposure to Hepatitis B