Family Medicine

Our family of board-certified family physicians offers comprehensive care for you and your entire family. Treating patients of all ages and all conditions, our physicians develop a long-term relationship with you and your family so they can provide the best possible care. From acute to chronic medical conditions, at any stage of life, our family physicians manage your care, coordinate the involvement of specialists for complex or unusual problems, and oversee the continuity of your care and individual needs.

Your family physician is also the doctor you will see for regular wellness exams, as well as preventive health screenings. There are several health screenings adults should have on a regular basis.

These include:

 

Test

Who

Age

Frequency

Why Important

Colonoscopy

Men and Women

50+

Every 10 years for normal; every 3-5 years if polyps found

Because potentially cancerous polyps can be removed before cancer develops

DEXA scan

Men and women

Women: 65+

Men: 70+

Every 2 years

Determines your risk for bone fractures

Mammogram

Women

Talk to your doctor about what age to begin testing

Every 1-2 years

Detects early signs of breast cancer

Pap test

Women

21+ or 1 year after sexual activity begins

Yearly

Detects early signs of cervical cancer

Prostate Exam

Men

40+

Yearly

Detects prostate cancer

Blood Glucose

Men and women

45+

Every 3-5 years

Detects diabetes

Cholesterol

Men and women

20+

Every 5 years

Monitors cholesterol levels

Blood Pressure

Men and women

From childhood on

Yearly

Monitors blood pressure levels