Aloha Nui Family Practice is a primary care medical home (PCMH) that values and regularly educates our clients on the importance of preventative health screening. These health screenings serve a very important role in improving health, as well as, disease prevention & early detection.
Our providers will routinely request that our clients complete certain health screenings based on age, gender and risk factors, including past medical history or family medical history.
These health screenings will assist our providers in offering you the comprehensive health care that you want & deserve.
Our hope is that we can form a partnership to keep your whole self as healthy as possible, no matter what your current state of health.
The health screening tests include, but may not be limited to:
- Mammograms at least biennially to women 50 to 74 years of age. For women 40 to 49 years of age, the risks and benefits of screening should be discussed, and the decision to perform screening should take into consideration the individual patient risk, values, and comfort level of the patient and physician.
- Papsmears recommended screening for cervical cancer in women ages 21 to 65 years with cytology (Pap smear) every 3 years or for women ages 30 to 65 years who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combination of cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years.
- Chlamydia screening initiation of sexual activity to 28yrs or longer if high risk
- Colonoscopy recommends screening for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy in adults, beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years. The risks and benefits of these screening methods vary.
**Prostate cancer screening recommended against screening for prostate cancer
- Diabetic eye examinations (annually)
- Hgb A1C testing (every 4 to 6mos)
- LDL-C screening (annually)
- Urine microalbumin screening (annually)
- LDL C screening (annually)
- ACE/ARB BP medication use (annual monitoring)
- Diuretics BP medication use (annual monitoring)
- Appropriate medication for asthma (*Pharmacy review)
Access to Care
- Well child 3 6 yrs
Appropriate Respiratory Care
- Spirometry testing for COPD
- Avoidance of antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis ( Majority of bronchial infections are viral not requiring antibiotics)
May opt out without penalty
Failure to comply with recommended preventative health screenings may result in termination of medical services at Aloha Nui Family Practice. Mahalo for your understanding and much appreciated compliance.
Please refer to the US Preventative Task Force published recommendations at link: www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org