Drs. Samantha Lowe and Michael Zuckman of White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness in Armonk see to the well-being of patients at all stages of life. Part of that care includes providing age-appropriate screenings to ensure optimal health and wellness. Here’s a brief but comprehensive summary of the things you should be checking for both for you and your family members through the years.
Need a physician to help you get the screenings you and your family need? Call White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness in Armonk at (914) 849-7900.
Birth To Pre-Teens
Recommended screenings for newborns and children include testing for congenital problems, monitoring growth and development, hearing and vision screenings, and immunization updates.
Start screening for mental health problems, beginning in the teen years when they commonly start presenting. Updating immunizations; educating teens about the risks of tobacco, drug, and alcohol use; and the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases are also all essential.
20s and 30s
Young adults should be monitored for hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol all through routine doctor visits. Cervical cancer screenings for women and testicular cancer screenings for men should also be included.
In The 40s
In addition to continuing screenings begun earlier in life, patients should begin screening for glaucoma. Women should begin screening for breast cancer, and both men and women at average risk should begin screening for colorectal cancer by age 45 according to new American Cancer Society guidelies.
In The 50s
All previous screenings and tests should be maintained, and men should begin screening for prostate cancer.
Ages 60 and older
Regular screenings for all previous conditions should continue and screenings for osteoporosis, depression, and memory problems should begin.
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White Plains Hospital Medical & Wellness provides comprehensive care for the entire family, conveniently located off 684/exit 3 in Armonk. Expert physicians in Primary Care, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and multiple specialties including Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Neurology, orthopedics and Rheumatology offer personalized service for patients and family members. Same-day appointments are often available. The facility also houses a Diagnostic Imaging Center and Urgent Care center, operated by White Plains Hospital Emergency Department physicians, with extended hours and short wait times. Call (914) 849-7900 for an appointment or (914) 849-7999 for urgent care, open seven days a week.