Preventative Care

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about preventative care.

Which Preventative Tests Should I Have?

Breanna Veal, PA-C explains: Which Preventative Tests Should I Have?


Preventative tests or screenings look for disease before you have symptoms. Your doctor may recommend these tests that can catch health problems early and help you stay healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Which tests you need depends on your age, sex, family history and if you have risk factors for certain diseases.

Some common preventative tests and screenings include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Hepatitis B Virus (pregnant women)
  • High blood pressure
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prostate cancer

Talk to your doctor about which tests and screenings are right for you and when you should have them.

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Source: Suzanne Bell, MD, Vandalia Family Care; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Timothy Markus, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Allison Mendenhall, PA-C, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Katrina Paulding, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care: James Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center, Tammy Taylor, DO, The Pediatric Group