Recommended Health Screenings

The following is a Health Maintenance Program we recommend to our patients.

Age 18-39
Cholesterol- Every 5 years (more frequently if abnormal)
Fasting Blood Sugar – Every 3 years if:
• Family history of diabetes
• History of gestational diabetes during pregnancy
• Overweight

Age 40-50
Thyroid Test – Every 5 years
Blood Chemistry Panel (including lipids) – Every 5 years
CBC (blood count test) – Every 5 years
Mammogram – Every Year!

Age 50 and over
Mammogram – Every Year!
Thyroid Test – Every 3 years
Blood Chemistry Panel (including lipids) – Every 3 years
CBC (blood count test) – Every 3 years
Bone Density Screening for Osteoporosis – At age 50 then every 5 years. (Sooner if risk factors)
Colonoscopy – Every 5-10 years (Every 3-5 years if family history of Colon Cancer or Personal History of colon polyps)

Preventative Care for ALL age groups
Low fat diet with exercise
Breast Self Exams
Regular eye exams
Sunscreen usage and dermatology screening
Daily Multi-Vitamin with a minimum of 1200mg of calcium and 800mg of vitamin D
Limit caffeine and alcohol consumption
No Smoking!
ALWAYS wear your seat belt!

Explanation of Obstetrical Care

We wish to provide you the highest quality of obstetrical care. In pursuit of this you will need regular office visits to monitor your progress and the following prenatal tests will be performed:
We also recommend a screening ultrasound be performed in the second trimester around 18-20 weeks. This allows us to confirm your due date, look at the baby’s major organs, placenta and amniotic fluid, and possibly pick up any problems at an early stage of the pregnancy. We also recommend an ultrasound in the first and third trimesters, but Medicaid and some insurance carriers will only cover one ultrasound in pregnancy. We will provide a black and white photo and you may bring a Flash Drive to record your ultrasounds.

We want what you want – a healthy baby; and we feel these tests are in keeping with the highest standards of care. Additional tests may be required as individually indicated. You have the right to refuse any testing.All blood work, PAP, cultures and ultrasounds are billed separately from your obstetrical care. Some patients want cord blood storage drawn at delivery for which there is an additional charge.