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Men's Health — Checkups and Screenings

Annual Health Checkup 

An annual preventive health checkup is designed to assess your health and make sure you stay well. A 30-minute men's health checkup includes:

  • Height and weight
  • Pulse rate and blood pressure
  • Reproductive, urinary and problem-focused physical exam
  • Review of immunizations, medications, allergies, and family history
  • Cholesterol and other needed lab tests
  • Mental health assessment and social history
  • Specific age-appropriate testing, per the chart below

A preventive health checkup can be performed by a Dean primary care provider in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. If you need to find a primary care provider, please use our Provider Directory. Dean accepts most major health plans and insurance providers, self-pay, and Medicare/Medicaid.


Health Check Guide

Age-appropriate screenings can improve your health and keep you living well longer. Dean has developed the following Men's Health Check Guide to provide guidance on what tests are age-appropriate.

Under 30 Age 30-50 After Age 50
  • Routine visit every 1-3 years-physical exam tends to be largely problem-directed and includes testicular exam
  • Every 1-2 years: blood pressure, height, weight
  • Dental -at least yearly
  • Should be doing a testicular self-exam every 1-2 months, especially between ages 15-35
  • Basic lab screening - 1to 3 times during the ages of 20-40:
    • Hemogram (complete blood profile)
    • Urine analysis
    • Basic metabolic profile (includes test for kidney function and electrolytes)
    • Cholesterol screening every 5 years
  • Routine visit every 1-2 years
  • Every 1-2 years: blood pressure, height, weight
  • Dental -at least yearly
  • Should be doing a testicular self-exam every 1-2 months, especially between ages 15-35
  • Basic lab screening - 2 to 4 times during the ages of 30-50:
    • Hemogram (complete blood profile)
    • Urine analysis
    • Basic metabolic profile (includes test for kidney function and electrolytes)
    • Cholesterol screening every 5 years
  • Ages 40-50: comprehensive metabolic profile (includes test for kidney function and electrolytes and liver function)
  • Ages 40-50: PSA (blood lab test to screen for prostate cancer) and digital rectal exam in high-risk groups, such as men with a positive family history and black males
  • Complete physical yearly, including blood pressure, height, weight and digital rectal exam
  • Dental - at least yearly
  • Vision and hearing periodically
  • Basic lab screening - annually
    • PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer
    • Comprehensive metabolic profile (includes test for kidney function and electrolytes and liver function)
    • Cholesterol screening every 5 years
  • Regular colorectal cancer screening
  • Annual stool hemotest (fecal occult blood test)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy (partial colon cancer screen) at age 50 and every five years after, or colonoscopy (total colon cancer screen) every 10 years

This chart provides general healthcare guidelines for men, but is not meant to replace any advice and guidance given by your doctor. Please use this as a reminder to take care of your personal health, and as a list of topics to discuss with your doctor.

If you are concerned about your health, talk to your doctor. You can also call our free 24-hour health information hotline, Dean on Call, at 1-800-57-NURSE (1-800-576-8773) for answers to your questions.

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