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Preventive Care Checklist
February 1, 2023
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Get ahead of potentially more costly care by keeping up with preventive care.

Knowing what appointments you need - and when - can be hard. Sesame’s Medical Director, Dr. Allison Edwards, MD, has compiled an easy checklist to see what appointments you should consider scheduling in the year ahead. This list should act as general guidelines - not as complete medical advice. As always, please adhere to your doctor's recommendations. If you need help finding the right doctor or specialist for you, Sesame has thousands of top-reviewed providers available nationwide to help you.

Men should consider getting the following care:


SpecialtyAppointmentFrequency
Primary CareRoutine check-upAnnually or as needed to coordinate other recommended care and tests
Primary CareAnxiety screeningAs part of primary care visit
Primary CareHigh cholesterol screeningAnnually starting at age 40 if recommended
Primary CareHigh blood pressure screeningAnnually
Primary CareLung cancer screening Annually for adults aged 50-80 who have a history of smoking*
Primary CarePrediabetes and type 2 diabetes screening Overweight or obese adults aged 35-70, annually or as directed by your clinician
Primary CareWeight loss to prevent obesity related morbidity Overweight or obese adults, annually or as directed by your clinician
Primary CareSTI Screening (HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) Prior to a new partner or with high-risk behavior
Primary CareHepatitis C virus (HCV) test Prior to a new partner or with high-risk behavior, adults aged 18-79 years old
Primary CareHepatitis B virus (HBV) test Prior to a new partner or with high-risk behavior
Primary Care / GastroenterologyColon cancer screening (iFIT, FOBT, Cologuard, and other options)Starting at age 45; iFIT, FOBT (annually); Cologuard (every 3 years); Colonoscopy (every 3-10 years depending on risk factors)
Primary CareAbdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screeningOnce for men between 65-75 who have ever smoked


Women should consider getting the following care:


SpecialtyAppointmentFrequency
Primary CareRoutine check-upAnnually or as needed to coordinate other recommended care and tests
Primary CareAnxiety screeningAs part of primary care visit
Primary CareHigh cholesterol screeningAnnually starting at age 40 if recommended
Primary CareHigh blood pressure screeningAnnually
Primary CareLung cancer screening Annually for adults aged 50-80 who have a history of smoking*
Primary CarePrediabetes and type 2 diabetes screening Overweight or obese adults aged 35-70, annually or as directed by your clinician
Primary CareWeight loss to prevent obesity related morbidity Overweight or obese adults, annually or as directed by your clinician
Primary CareSTI Screening (HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) Prior to a new partner or with high-risk behavior
Primary CareHepatitis C virus (HCV) test Prior to a new partner or with high-risk behavior, adults aged 18-79 years old
Primary CareHepatitis B virus (HBV) test Prior to a new partner or with high-risk behavior
Primary Care / GastroenterologyColon cancer screening (iFIT, FOBT, Cologuard, and other options)Starting at age 45; iFIT, FOBT (annually); Cologuard (every 3 years); Colonoscopy (every 3-10 years depending on risk factors)
OB/GYN or Primary CareCervical cancer screeningEvery 3-5 years
OB/GYN or Primary CareMammogramEvery 1-2 years starting between ages 40 and 50
RheumatologyOsteoporosis screeningAt least once after the age of 65


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