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
  • Vision screening


  • Screen for lipid disorders every five years
  • Colorectal cancer screening using fecal occult blood testing, multi-targeted stool DNA test (e.g., Cologuard), sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy beginning at age 45 and continuing until age 75. Talk with your doctor regarding the frequency of screening needed
  • Screen for Type 2 diabetes if blood pressure > 135/80
  • Screen for abnormal blood glucose and Type 2 diabetes, ages 40–70 who are overweight or obese


  • One-time dose Tetanus/Diphtheria/ Pertussis; Tetanus/Diphtheria booster every 10 years
  • Flu vaccine annually
  • Varicella vaccine for those without evidence of prior infection
  • MMR vaccine for adults born after 1957 without evidence of prior MMR vaccine


  • 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

  • Aspirin therapy recommended for ages 45–79 when benefit outweighs risks
  • Screen for syphilis infection
  • Screen for latent tuberculosis infection for asymptomatic adults
  • Statin therapy may be recommended for ages 40–75 with risk factors
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