Preventive services for adult men

The following are preventive services recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians for adult men:

 

Ages 18 and up:

  • Accidental injury counseling

  • Screening and counseling for alcohol misuse

  • Counseling regarding benefits and risks of aspirin use to avoid coronary heart disease

  • Screening for depression

  • Screening for high blood pressure

  • Screening for obesity by measuring height and weight

  • Intensive counseling and behavioral interventions to promote sustained weight loss for obese adults

  • Advice regarding physical activity

  • Counseling for parents who smoke regarding harmful effects of smoking on children's health

  • Counseling regarding the risks for STD's and how to prevent them

  • Screening for tobacco use and provide tobacco cessation interventions

 

Age 35 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening for high cholesterol

 

Age 50 and up:

  • All of the above

  • Screening for colorectal cancer

 

Age 65 and up:

  • All of the above

  • One time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in men who have ever smoked

  • Screening and counseling for hearing difficulties

  • Screening for visual difficulties

 

Preventive screenings and exams are individualized for each patient according to their needs.  Additional screenings and counseling may be necessary according to risk factors.