Birth Center

65 Years and Older


Routine examination every 1-3 years- screen blood pressure and weight. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment.

Cancer Screening - Colon and rectal cancer, prostate cancer, examination for skin cancer.

Testing - Cholesterol screening every 3-5 years, blood sugar every 3-5 yrs.

Immunizations - yearly influenza vaccine, Pneumococcal vaccine once after age 65, tetanus booster every 10 years.

Healthy Lifestyle - No smoking or use of tobacco products. Limit alcohol intake to 2 ounces or less daily. Exercise regularly. Eat a diet that includes 5 fruits and vegetables daily.

Consider daily use of aspirin.

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