Preventive Screenings

Covered Under Your Senior Care Plus Medicare Advantage Plan

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Breast Cancer Screening

Early detection of breast cancer improves your outcomes tremendously. Be sure to rescreen every two years until your provider tells you that you no longer need them.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Did you know that a routine colonoscopy can actually save your life by discovering and removing precancerous polyps before they even turn into cancer? Be sure to follow your provider’s recommendations for timing for your next colonoscopy.

Talk to your provider to request a referral for your colonoscopy.

Annual Wellness Exam

Remember to take advantage of your no cost annual wellness visit! Take time with your provider to address important health topics such as chronic conditions, bladder control, risk for falls, and physical and mental health. This should be completed every year to effectively manage your health.

Call 775-982-5000 to schedule your annual wellness visit with a Renown provider.

Diabetic Screenings

Diabetic Eye Exam: Diabetes is hard enough without adding vision complications. Retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. This screening should be completed every two years unless you test positive, then you will be screened annually. Call 775-982-5000 to schedule an appointment with your provider or request a referral.

Nephropathy Screening: Nephropathy is a common complication of diabetes. Over time, high blood sugar associated with diabetes causes high blood pressure. Remember to talk to your doctor about you nephropathy screening to protect your kidneys!

Diabetic A1c Control: Keeping your A1c in control is the most important thing you can do to prevent diabetic complications. For most adults, an A1c of 7% or less is a common treatment target, but your doctor will decide what an appropriate target for you is.

Preventive Statin Medication: Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Taking a statin daily can help to lower your risks of a heart attack or stroke.

Talk to your provider to schedule these screenings and manage your health.