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Houston Primary Care Physicians

​Adult Health Guidelines for Men

These are general recommendations compiled by the Kelsey Research Foundation. Your care may vary depending on personal risk factors. Please consult your physician for specific medical advice. 

Checkups:  Men  
Ages 18-39 Ages 40-49 Ages 50-64 Ages 65-74 Ages 75+
Preventive VisitEvery 3 yearsEvery 2 yearsYearlyYearlyYearly
Blood PressureYearlyYearlyYearlyYearlyYearly
WeightEvery 1-3 yearsEvery 1-3 yearsEvery 1-3 yearsYearlyYearly
Vision, HearingDiscuss with your physicianDiscuss with your physicianDiscuss with your physicianDiscuss with your physicianDiscuss with your physician
Stool sample for blood  Yearly (not needed if you have had a colonoscopy within the last 10 years)Yearly (not needed if you have had a colonoscopy within the last 10 years)Yearly (not needed if you have had a colonoscopy within the last 10 years)
Colon exam Based on family historyColonoscopy every 10 years, if first exam negativeColonoscopy every 10 years, if first exam negativeColonoscopy every 10 years, if first exam negative
Cholesterol ScreeningEvery 5 yearsEvery 5 yearsEvery 5 yearsEvery 5 yearsEvery 5 years
Blood sugar screeningOverweight patients younger than 45 with at least one other risk factor for pre-diabetes, such as family history of diabetes
(or are a minority)
Patients who are overweightPatients who are overweightPatients who are overweightPatients who are overweight
Prostate exams/PSA High-risk patients (African-American or with family history of prostate cancer) discuss with physician; offered yearlyDiscuss with physician; offered yearlyDiscuss with physician; offered yearly

Discuss with physician; offered yearly

 

Testicular ExamAt time of preventive careAt time of preventive careAt time of preventive careAt time of preventive careDiscuss with your physician.
Testicular Self-ExamThere are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.There are benefits and limitations to testicular self-exam. Discuss with your physician.


HIV Screening
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that one time screening for HIV infection should be performed routinely for patients aged 13-64 year in a primary care setting unless the patient declines. Repeat screening of persons not likely to be at high risk for HIV should be performed on the basis of clinical judgment.

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