From Baptist Health South Florida
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Regularly scheduled checkups, complete with different screening exams tailored toward your age, keep you on the wellness track.
“Many people put off going to a doctor when they are healthy and do not want to be screened for diseases when they feel fine, but this helps maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Lawrence Elgarresta, M.D., Baptist Health Diagnostic Imaging medical director. “Routine screenings are important because we can often catch and treat medical issues early, before they become major problems.”
For adult men and women, the screenings include:
For adult men, the screenings should also include:
For adult women, the screenings should also include:
These screenings are guidelines but you should check with your doctor about your specific diagnostic needs.
“We want our patients to pay attention to their bodies and their health at each stage of life,” Dr. Elgarresta said. “Routine screenings help us do that.”
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