Age 13-19• 1st Gynecology visit for health guidance, screening, and preventative services
• Appointment recommended for both sexually active and non sexually active patients
Age 20-35• Annual pelvic exam, pap smear, breast exam
• Preconception consultation highly recommended
Age 35+• Preconception consultation highly recommended
Age 36-40• Annual pelvic exam, pap smear, breast exam
• 1st mammogram for high risk breast cancer patients
Age 40-55• Annual mammogram, pelvic exam, pap smear, breast exam
• 51 is median age for menopause ~ HRT therapy consult
• 1st Colonoscopy or Barium Enema ~ Every 5-10 years
Age 45• Start Cholesterol and Fasting Glucose Testing every 5 years
• Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Age 65+• Annual mammogram, pelvic exam, pap smear, breast exam
• Cholesterol, Fasting Glucose, and Colonoscopy ~ Every 5 years
• 1st cancer screening
• Urinalysis
• Polypharmacy Evaluation ~ all prescription and over-the-counter medication and supplements reviewed
Age 75+• Annual mammogram, pelvic exam, pap smear, breast exam, cholesterol check
• Fasting Glucose and Colonoscopy ~ Every 5 years
• End of Life Planning ~ advance directive, “Do Not Resuscitate” orders, Terminal Care including hospice, home care, and pain management