Lung Cancer Screening

Yearly low-dose CAT scan of lungs is recommended for adults between the ages of 55-80 who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the…

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infectious disease transmitted by bites from infected deer ticks. An infected deer tick must be attached to a host for at least 36 hours in…

Medication Expiration Dates

Most prescription medications come with an expiration date one year from the date they were filled. This does not necessarily mean the medication is no longer effective. If you have…

PAP Smears

Begin gynecologic exams at age 21. If testing normal, every three years until age 30 and every 5 years from ages 30 – 65.

Pertussis

Also known as whooping cough, pertussis is a very contagious bacterial infection which causes typical cold symptoms as well as a severe and prolonged (often as long as six weeks)…

Prostate Cancer Screening

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends against prostate cancer screening with the PSA blood test. The American Urological Association recommends against routine PSA screening for average risk men…

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Yearly screening for chlamydia is recommended through age 25, and for any adult believed to be at risk for an STI older than age 25. Screening can be performed from…

Skin Cancer

There are three types of skin cancers: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Using sunscreen and avoiding burns can lower the risk of skin cancer. Please let your…

Strep Throat

This is an infection of the back of the throat and tonsils caused by a bacteria called group A streptococcus. The common symptoms of strep throat are fever, sore throat,…