Lakeshore Urology, PLC, Urology Services for Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Shelby, MI.
Lakeshore Urology, PLC

Lakeshore Urology

Serving Grand Haven, Muskegon, Shelby and the Lakeshore of West Michigan            (616) 604-8363
 

Lakeshore Urology
Cares
About Your

Total
Health!

Because we care about your total health, we are launching maintain, an area of our web site which lists recommended screenings and other maintenance activities based on your age and sex.  Use these guidelines to help maintain your health throughout your life.

Men

We recommend Monthly Self Exams for Men:


Regular self examinations are an important part of staying healthy.  We recommend that you pick a day each month and spend an extra bit of time after a shower to perform these vital self examinations.  They may save your life!

Other Testing Recommendations:
Age Range
 Recommendation
 20-39
Physical Exam every 3 years

Have your provider perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your health with you.

Blood Pressure screening every year

High blood pressure can cause permanent damage to many of your organs.

Blood and Urine testing every three years

Screens for disease and illness such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol) before you develop symptoms.

TB Skin Test every 5 years

Especially important if you are at risk for exposure due to your occupation or location.

EKG- baseline at 30 years old

This test can catch heart abnormalities.

Tetanus booster every 10 years

This can prevent lockjaw, a paralyzing illness that is easily prevented.

Rectal exam every year

Screens for lower rectal problems, colon cancer, prostate cancer, hemorrhoids.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for STIs.  You should consider being tested for chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis.

 40-49

Physical Exam every 2 years

Have your provider perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your health with you.

Blood Pressure screening every year

High blood pressure can cause permanent damage to many of your organs.

Blood and Urine testing every two years

Screens for disease and illness such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol) before you develop symptoms.

TB Skin Test every 5 years

Especially important if you are at risk for exposure due to your occupation or location.

EKG every 2 years

This test can catch heart abnormalities.

Tetanus Booster every 10 years

This can prevent lockjaw, a paralyzing illness that is easily prevented.

Rectal Exam every year

Screens for lower rectal problems, colon cancer, prostate cancer, hemorrhoids.

PSA blood test - baseline at 40, annually if risk*

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein only produced by the prostate.  Blood levels go up when there is enlargement, infection, injury or prostate cancer.

Hemocult yearly

Checks for microscopic blood in the stool that can be an indicator of colon cancer or polyps.

Chest Xray

Discuss with your provider especially if you ever smoked and over 45.

Testosterone Screening

If you have low sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction, depression, or fatigue.  Answer a simple questionnaire and get a simple blood test.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for STIs.  You should consider being tested for chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis.

 50+

Physical Exam every year

Have your provider perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your health with you.

Blood Pressure screening yearly

High blood pressure can cause permanent damage to many of your organs.

TB Skin Test every 5 years

Especially important if you are at risk for exposure due to your occupation or location.

EKG every year

This test can catch heart abnormalities.

Blood and Urine testing every year

Screens for disease and illness such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol) before you develop symptoms.

Tetanus Booster every 10 years

This can prevent lockjaw, a paralyzing illness that is easily prevented.

Rectal Exam every year

Screens for lower rectal problems, colon cancer, prostate cancer, hemorrhoids.

PSA Blood Test every year

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is a protein only produced by the prostate.  Blood levels go up when there is enlargement, infection, injury or prostate cancer.

Hemocult yearly

Checks for microscopic blood in the stool that can be an indicator of colon cancer or polyps.

Colorectal exam every 3-4 years

Performed by a Gastroenterologist, a flexible scope examines the rectum and lower large intestine.  Can catch cancers early when best treated.

Chest Xray

Discuss with your provider especially if you ever smoked.

Bone Mineral Density Test

Discuss if this is appropriate for you based on your health situation

Testosterone Screening

If you have low sex drive (libido), erectile dysfunction, depression, or fatigue.  Answer a simple questionnaire and get a simple blood test.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for STIs.  You should consider being tested for chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis.

Women

We recommend Monthly Self Exams for Women:


Regular self examinations are an important part of staying healthy.  We recommend that you pick a day each month and spend an extra bit of time after a shower to perform these vital self examinations.  They may save your life!


Other Testing Recommendations:
Age Range
Recommendation
20-39
  Physical Exam every 3 years

Have your provider perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your health with you.

Blood Pressure screening every year

High blood pressure can cause permanent damage to many of your organs.

Blood and Urine testing every three years

Screens for disease and illness such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol) before you develop symptoms.

TB Skin Test every 5 years

Especially important if you are at risk for exposure due to your occupation or location.

EKG- baseline at 30 years old

This test can catch heart abnormalities.

Tetanus booster every 10 years

This can prevent lockjaw, a paralyzing illness that is easily prevented.

Rectal exam every year

Screens for lower rectal problems, colon cancer, hemorrhoids.

Breast Health - Yearly exam by provider.
40-49
Physical Exam every 2 years

Have your provider perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your health with you.

Blood Pressure screening every year

High blood pressure can cause permanent damage to many of your organs.

Blood and Urine testing every two years

Screens for disease and illness such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol) before you develop symptoms.

TB Skin Test every 5 years

Especially important if you are at risk for exposure due to your occupation or location.

EKG every 2 years

This test can catch heart abnormalities.

Tetanus Booster every 10 years

This can prevent lockjaw, a paralyzing illness that is easily prevented.

Rectal Exam every year

Screens for lower rectal problems, colon cancer, hemorrhoids.

Hemocult yearly

Checks for microscopic blood in the stool that can be an indicator of colon cancer or polyps.

Chest Xray

Discuss with your provider especially if you ever smoked and over 45.

Estrogen testing

Once past menopause, you should consider FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (leutenizing hormone) testing to determine if you may need estrogen supplementation.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for STIs.  You should consider being tested for chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis.

Reproductive Health- Pelvic Exam/PAP test

Discuss with your provider. Should be performed every 1-3 years after having 3 consecutive normal tests.

Breast Health - Yearly exam by provider.

Breast Health - Mammogram every 1-2 years.
50+

Physical Exam every year

Have your provider perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your health with you.

Blood Pressure screening yearly

High blood pressure can cause permanent damage to many of your organs.

TB Skin Test every 5 years

Especially important if you are at risk for exposure due to your occupation or location.

EKG every year

This test can catch heart abnormalities.

Blood and Urine testing every year

Screens for disease and illness such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol) before you develop symptoms.

Tetanus Booster every 10 years

This can prevent lockjaw, a paralyzing illness that is easily prevented.

Rectal Exam every year

Screens for lower rectal problems, colon cancer, hemorrhoids.

Hemocult yearly

Checks for microscopic blood in the stool that can be an indicator of colon cancer or polyps.

Colorectal exam every 3-4 years

Performed by a Gastroenterologist, a flexible scope examines the rectum and lower large intestine.  Can catch cancers early when best treated.

Chest Xray

Discuss with your provider especially if you ever smoked.

Bone Mineral Density Test

Discuss if this is appropriate for you based on your health situation especially after menopause.

Estrogen testing

Once past menopause, you should consider FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (leutenizing hormone) testing to determine if you may need estrogen supplementation.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

If you are sexually active, you may be at risk for STIs.  You should consider being tested for chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis.

Reproductive Health- Pelvic Exam/PAP test

Discuss with your provider. Should be performed every 1-3 years after having 3 consecutive normal tests.

Breast Health - Yearly exam by provider.

Breast Health - Yearly mammogram.