Preventative Visits

Preventative wellness visits (physical exams) are very important for everyone to keep up with. In medicine, the best treatment or cure for a disease is to catch it early (or even better, prevent it entirely).

Frequency Of Wellness Visits

  • Adults: Yearly visits are recommended for all adults regardless of age 
  • Children: Well Child Visits
    • Infants:
      • Newborn Exam: age 3-5 days and again at 10-14 days
      • 1 month old
      • 2 months old
      • 4 months old
      • 6 months old
      •  9 months old 
      • 12 months old
    • Toddlers:
      • 15 months old
      • 18 months old
      • 2 years old
    • Kids: age 2-18
      • Yearly

During Your Wellness Visit You Will Address With Your Doctor:

  • Any recommended preventative procedures (mammogram, colonoscopy, Pap smear)
  • Overall health status
  • Review of current supplements and medications
  • Recommended lab tests or blood work 
    • This may include: red and white blood cells, liver and kidney function, blood sugar, thyroid function, Vitamin D status, cholesterol levels, sexually transmitted disease*
      • STD testing is recommended for all adults and every adult patient will be asked if they would like to do this at their wellness visit. Our clinic is a safe zone and there will be no judgments made about any patient’s consensual sexual history. 
  • Physical exam to evaluate the overall health of your body
    • We do not routinely get weights of adult patients as we find this is often more harmful to mental health than helpful or insightful to your health status. If you would like us to get your weight at your annual exam please tell your doctor. 

Table of Preventative Tests Frequency


Exam Type

Age to start screenings




Every 3 years if normal



Every 5 years if normal and HPV negative



Every 1-2 years depending on preference/risk level


50+ (45 if significant family history)

Varies – if normal every 10 years

STD check

Once sexually active

Yearly or after partner change

Dental Check-ups


Every 6 months

Vision Screen


Every 2 years (sooner if needed)

Skin Check


Typically every 1-2 years through adulthood (can vary)

Tetanus Vaccine


Every 10 years (unless you have a potential exposure and have not had the vaccine within 5 years of exposure)

Shingles Vaccine



Pneumococcal Vaccine (PCV13)



DEXA Scan (Bone Density)


Varies depending on results

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screen

Men ages 65 to 75 who have smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their life


Hepatitis C Screening

Anyone born between 1945-1965




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