|Keeping track of your health care needs can be a challenge. This is why we send out reminders.|
Below are some of the maintenance tests/procedures Dr. Hughes recommends for patients and how often they should be received:
Prevnar Shots: Patients over 65 who have not received a Pneumococcal Vaccine in the last year
Pneumonia Shots: Over 65 patients should receive one dose after they turn 65, preferably 1 year after Prevnar given.
Anyone with a chronic lung disease should receive a Pneumococcal Vaccine
Tetanus Shots: once every ten years (Medicare does not cover this service)
Pap Smears: Females 18-49 years old every year. 50-65 years old every 3 years
Mammograms: Females 40-49 years old every year. 50-75 every 2 years
Bone Density Tests: Females over 55 once every 10 years. If you have a diagnosis of Osteoporosis one every 3 years
Labs every 6 months
Eye Exam Yearly
Foot Exam Yearly
COPD/Asthma Patients: Pulmonary Function Test every year
COLONOSCOPY: over 50 years old every 10 years or as recommended by your gastroenterologist
These are recommended as are other studies. Please discuss with Dr. Hughes at your next visit so these can be schedule and your chart updated.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILTY TO KNOW WHAT SERVICES YOUR INSURANCE COVERS
You will see a list of printable or downloadable logs, at the bottom of screen, that you may use to print or download to your computer to keep track of your blood sugars or blood pressure at home. Bring this with you to your next office visit or send it to us via the patient portal for Dr. to review your at home readings.
As always, call if you have serious concerns.
Dr. Hughes wants to make sure you are familiar with your disease and encourages patient input in the decision making process for treatment. There are a number of conditions that we treat, here are some of the more common conditions. Please click on the link so you can learn more about your disease state and the process of caring for that disease.
Blood Pressure & Follow Up
Childhood Immunization Status
Cervical Cancer Screen
Breast Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Diabetes and Cholesterol DL