Women’s Health Screening

Women’s Health Screening

Women’s Health Screening needs are different at all stages of life. BWS Physicians will care for your gynecological needs, insure that you receive disease prevention information as well as any regular screenings that are appropriate for you. Complete health examinations are recommended yearly for ALL women.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

In your 20’s

Now is the time to find out what makes you feel happy, healthy and strong.

These are guidelines only.  Your Doctor or Nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet with your specific needs.

General Health

  • Full Checkup – including weight and height
  • Sleep Habits – discuss at our annual exam
  • Thyroid (TSH) test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • HIV Screening – get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease or used drugs with needles)

Heart Health

  • Blood pressure test – at least every 2 years
  • Cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides

Diabetes

  • Blood glucose or A1c test – get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high  blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes

Breast Health

  • Breast self exam – become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss them with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Clinical breast exam – yearly

Reproductive Health

  • Pap test – at least every 3 years
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly beginning at age 21
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests – both parties should get tested for STI’s, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.  Get a Chlamydia test yearly until age 24 if sexually active.  After age 25, get this test if you have new or multiple partners

Mental Health Screening

  • Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Eye and Ear Health

  • Discuss with your Doctor
  • Hearing test – every 10 years

Skin Health

  • Skin exam – monthly self exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your Doctor

Oral Health

  • Dental cleaning and exam – every 12-24 months, discuss with your Dentist

Immunizations

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine – yearly
  • Tetanus-diphtheira-pertussis booster vaccine – every 10 years
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine –  up to age 26, if your vaccine series is incomplete, discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Meningococcal vaccine – discus with your Doctor or Nurse if you are a college student or military recruit

In your 30’s

Now is the time to create a strong foundation to protect your health into the future.

These are guidelines only.  Your Doctor or Nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet with your specific needs.

General Health

  • Full Checkup – including weight and height
  • Sleep Habits – discuss at our annual exam
  • Thyroid (TSH) test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • HIV Screening – get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease or used drugs with needles)

Heart Health

  • Blood pressure test – at least every 2 years
  • Cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Diabetes

  • Blood glucose or A1c test – get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high  blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes

Breast Health

  • Breast self exam – become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss them with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Clinical breast exam – at least every 3 years

Reproductive Health

  • Pap test – at least every 3 years
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests – both parties should get tested for STI’s, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.  Get a Chlamydia test yearly if you have new or multiple partners

Mental Health Screening

  • Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Eye and Ear Health

  • Discuss with your Doctor
  • Hearing test – every 10 years

Skin Health

  • Skin exam – monthly self exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your Doctor

Oral Health

  • Dental cleaning and exam – every 12-24 months, discuss with your Dentist

Immunizations

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine – yearly
  • Tetanus-diphtheira-pertussis booster vaccine – every 10 years
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine –  if your vaccine series is incomplete, discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Meningococcal vaccine – discus with your Doctor or Nurse if you are a college student or military recruit

In your 40’s

Now is the time to turn your awareness of good health into ACTION.

These are guidelines only.  Your Doctor or Nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet with your specific needs.

General Health

  • Full Checkup – including weight and height
  • Sleep Habits – discuss at our annual exam
  • Thyroid (TSH) test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • HIV Screening – get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease or used drugs with needles)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) screening – get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965

Heart Health

  • Blood pressure test – at least every 2 years
  • Cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Bone Health

  • Bone density screening – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Diabetes

  • Blood glucose or A1c test – get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high  blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes

Breast Health

  • Breast self exam – become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss them with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Clinical breast exam – yearly
  • Mammogram – every 1-2 years; official recommendations vary.  Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your Doctor or Nurse

Reproductive Health

  • Pap test – at least every 3 years
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests – both parties should get tested for STI’s, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.  Get a Chlamydia test yearly if you have new or multiple partners

Mental Health Screening

  • Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Eye and Ear Health

  • Baseline exam at age 40, then every 2-4 years as your Doctor advises
  • Hearing test – every 10 years

Skin Health

  • Skin exam – monthly self exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your Doctor

Oral Health

  • Dental cleaning and exam – every 12-24 months, discuss with your Dentist

Immunizations

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine – yearly
  • Tetanus-diphtheira-pertussis booster vaccine – every 10 years

In your 50’s

Now is the time to cultivate your vitality in life and in health.

These are guidelines only. Your Doctor or Nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet with your specific needs.

General Health

  • Full Checkup – including weight and height
  • Sleep Habits – discuss at our annual exam
  • Thyroid (TSH) test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • HIV Screening – get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease or used drugs with needles)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) screening – get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965

Heart Health

  • Blood pressure test – at least every 2 years
  • Cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Bone Health

  • Bone density screening – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Diabetes

  • Blood glucose or A1c test – get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes

Breast Health

  • Breast self exam – become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss them with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Clinical breast exam – yearly
  • Mammogram – every 1-2 years; official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your Doctor or Nurse

Reproductive Health

  • Pap test – at least every 3 years
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests – both parties should get tested for STI’s, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Get a Chlamydia test if you have new or multiple partners

Mental Health Screening

  • Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Colorectal Health

Fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy – starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer. Talk to your Doctor or Nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it

Eye and Ear Health

  • Comprehensive eye exam – Every 2-4 years until age 55, then every 1-2 years
  • Hearing test – every 3 years

Skin Health

  • Skin exam – monthly self exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your Doctor

Oral Health

  • Dental cleaning and exam – every 12-24 months, discuss with your Dentist

Immunizations

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine – yearly
  • Tetanus-diphtheira-pertussis booster vaccine – every 10 years

In your 60’s

During this decade, nurture your health to mentor and motivate the next generation.

These are guidelines only.  Your Doctor or Nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet with your specific healthcare needs.

General Health

  • Full Checkup – including weight and height
  • Sleep Habits – discuss at our annual exam
  • Thyroid (TSH) test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • HIV Screening – get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease or used drugs with needles)
  • Hepatitis C (HCV) screening – get this one-time screening if you were born between 1945 and 1965

Heart Health

  • Blood pressure test – at least every 2 years
  • Cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Bone Health

  • Get a bone mineral test at least once at age 65.  Talk to your Doctor or Nurse about repeat testing

Diabetes

  • Blood glucose or A1c test – get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high  blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes

Breast Health

  • Breast self exam – become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss them with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Clinical breast exam – yearly
  • Mammogram – every 1-2 years; official recommendations vary.  Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your Doctor or Nurse

Reproductive Health

  • Pap test – discuss with your Doctor
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests – both parties should get tested for STI’s, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse.  Get a Chlamydia test if you have new or multiple partners

Mental Health Screening

  • Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Colorectal Health

  • Fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy – starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.  Talk to your Doctor or Nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it

Eye and Ear Health

  • Comprehensive eye exam –  every 1-2 years
  • Hearing test – every 3 years

Skin Health

  • Skin exam – monthly self exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your Doctor

Oral Health

  • Dental cleaning and exam – every 12-24 months, discuss with your Dentist

Immunizations

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine – yearly
  • Tetanus-diphtheira-pertussis booster vaccine – every 10 years
  • Pneumococcal  vaccine – one time only
  • Herpes zoster vaccine  – (to prevent shingles) – One-time only, discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

In your 70’s

This is the time to give and accept help, and reflect on achievements and the legacy you want to leave.
These are guidelines only. Your Doctor or Nurse will personalize the timing of each test to meet with your specific healthcare needs.

General Health

  • Full Checkup – including weight and height
  • Sleep Habits – discuss at your annual exam
  • Thyroid (TSH) test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • HIV Screening – get this test if you are at risk for HIV infection (unprotected sex, sexually transmitted disease or used drugs with needles)

Heart Health

  • Blood pressure test – at least every 2 years
  • Cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides; discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Bone Health

  • Get a bone mineral test at least once. Talk to your Doctor or Nurse about repeat testing

Diabetes

  • Blood glucose or A1c test – get screened if you have sustained blood pressure greater than 135/80, take medicine for high blood pressure or are at risk for developing diabetes

Breast Health

  • Breast self exam – become familiar with your breasts so you can identify any changes and discuss them with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Clinical breast exam – yearly
  • Mammogram – every 1-2 years through age 74; official recommendations vary. Discuss the schedule that is right for you with your Doctor or Nurse

Reproductive Health

  • Pap test – discuss with your Doctor or Nurse
  • Pelvic exam – Yearly
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests – both parties should get tested for STI’s, including HIV, before initiating sexual intercourse. Get a Chlamydia test if you have new or multiple partners

Mental Health Screening

  • Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse

Colorectal Health

  • Fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy – starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75. Talk to your Doctor or Nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it

Eye and Ear Health

  • Comprehensive eye exam – Every 1-2 years
  • Hearing test – every 3 years

Skin Health

  • Skin exam – monthly self exam of skin and moles and as part of a routine full checkup with your Doctor

Oral Health

  • Dental cleaning and exam – every 12-24 months, discuss with your Dentist

Immunizations

  • Seasonal influenza vaccine – yearly
  • Tetanus-diphtheira-pertussis booster vaccine – every 10 years
  • Pneumococcal vaccine – One time only
  • Herpes zoster vaccine – (to prevent shingles) – One-time only, discuss with your Doctor or Nurse