Recommendations apply to most men of normal risk. Additional tests and immunizations may be recommended based on specific risk factors. Visits are recommended every one–to–three years and should include the following, based on age.

Health History and Lifestyle Assessment

Complete or update assessment, including family history; activity; tobacco, alcohol, and drug use; and sexual practices

Physical Exam

  • Height and weight (Body Mass Index)
  • Blood pressure


  • Men age 20 and older should be screened for lipid disorders if they are at increased risk for heart disease
  • Screen for Type 2 diabetes if blood pressure > 135/80


  • One-time dose Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis; Tetanus/Diphtheria booster every 10 years
  • Flu vaccine annually
  • HPV vaccination of men ages 19–21 if not previously vaccinated
  • Varicella vaccine for those without evidence of prior infection


  • Diet and exercise
  • Smoking cessation
  • Alcohol/substance abuse prevention
  • Sexually transmitted diseases/HIV/ sexual behavior
  • Family planning
  • Dental health
  • Sun exposure
  • Injury prevention  (including seat belt, helmet use)
  • Life stage issues: family, child
  • Depression
  • Health Care Proxy/Advance Directives
  • Screen for HIV infection ages 15–65

High-Risk Individuals

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