Ages and Stages-mens wellness

Men 18-65+

Wellness Checkup

Every 2 years beginning at age 18, and annually beginning at age 50.
This checkup also includes:

Blood Pressure

  • Every 2 years if normal (less than 120/80)
  • Yearly, or more often, if higher than 120/80 Diabetes Blood Glucose
  • If your blood pressure is greater than 135/80 or if you take blood pressure medication Cholesterol Regular testing beginning at age 35, or beginning at 20 if at risk for heart disease

Prostate Screening

  • Discuss Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) and Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) with your provider beginning at age 40.

Testicular Exam

  • Discuss individual testicular cancer screening with your health care provider.

Skin Exam

  • Discuss with your health care provider. Monthly mole self-exams and physician mole exam as part of routine checkup starting at age 20.

Colorectal Screening

  • Starting at 50 (earlier if family history). Ask your provider which type of test is best for you and how often.

Lung Cancer Screening

  • Annual screening between ages 55-80 if smoked one pack/day for 30+ years, or two packs/day for 15 years, or have quit smoking these amounts less than 15 years ago.

HIV Screening

  • Everyone ages 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV. Discuss your risk with your health care provider for individual screening needs.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria Pertussis (TD/TDAP) Every ten years
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Every year
  • Herpes Zoster One time, age 60+
  • Pneumococcal One time
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Ages 13 – 21, series of three vaccines
  • Meningococcal, Hepatits A, Hepatitis B Discuss with your provider

Also Discuss Mental health screening Vision and hearing Fitness and nutrition Weight management Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Department of Health and Human Services