Preventive Care Checklist #3

Menopausal Years
(Women in their 50s and early 60s)

One of the significant health milestones for women as we age is menopause. While it is in an undeniable and inevitable consequence of aging, it is all too common for women to feel in the dark about what to expect.

With a FirstLight Women’s Health provider by your side, you’ll have someone to guide you through this time of change, answering your questions, helping you set expectations and manage symptoms, and ensuring you manage increased risks for osteoporosis and heart disease. With a FirstLight Women’s Health provider in your corner, you’ll proactively manage challenges and pursue strategies that allow you to enjoy this stage of your life, whatever it holds for you.

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 50s and early 60s.  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

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

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 50s and early 60s

Pap Exam (every 1-5 years based on history and risk factors)
Pelvic Exam
Menopause Symptom Management
 Hormone Replacement
STD Screenings and Management
Colorectal Screening
Bone Health Screening
Hepatitis C Screening (if born between 1945-65)
Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
Advanced Healthcare Directive
Eye Exam
Dental Exam and Cleaning