Preventive Care Checklist #2

Transitional Years
(Women in their 40s)

You were prepared for a few laugh lines on your face or even a gray hair or two. But some things you didn’t expect at this stage in your life: irregular or heavy periods, fibroids, incontinence, sexual problems, weight gain, acne, erratic moods – all signs of aging and transitioning to menopause.

Now more than ever, you’ll want to have a FirstLight Women’s Health provider by your side. In addition to routine preventive care including annual exams and mammograms, your provider will guide you as you make decisions about permanent birth control, lifestyle changes to manage sleep and stress, and other concerns at this stage of your life.

Please review the two checklists below.  The first is a standard preventive care checklist for all women.  The second is a checklist for women in their 40s.  Be sure to note any questions or concerns you may have, make an appointment, and discuss them with your women’s health provider.

FirstLight’s dedicated physicians, OB/GYNs, and nurse practitioners are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality health care.

Standard Preventive Care Checklist

Complete Check-up (every year)
Family History and Genetic Evaluation
Healthy Weight Goals
Nutrition and Exercise Goals
Sleep Goals
Resting Pulse and Blood Pressure
Immunizations to Consider


Non-prescription/OTC Drug Assessment
Skin Screening
Tobacco Cessation
Diabetes Screening
Clinical Breast Exam
Mental Health/Depression/Anxiety

Age-specific Preventive Care Checklist

For women in their 40s

Pap Exam (every 1-5 years based on history and risk factors)
Pelvic Exam
Permanent Contraception Counseling
Perimenopause and Menstrual Changes
STD Screenings and Management


Bone Health Screening Options
Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
Eye Exam
Dental Exam and Cleaning