Schedule these 10 health tests when you turn 65

Health care during your senior years is considerably more complicated than the screenings and services you needed in your youth. You may have multiple health issues that require juggling numerous specialists, tests and medications to manage your care. Doctor’s visits may become more frequent than your yearly physical, or a couple visits to treat a cold or minor injury. You may need to be more vigilant about maintaining your health and require more testing, more often to stay ahead of your health challenges.

Your doctor can help you determine which screenings and tests you need to protect your health and identify any problems before they advance into serious health issues.

Here are 10 tests to schedule if you’re age 65 or older.

 

Find a doctor

Regardless of your age, it’s always better to identify potential health issues before they become permanent problems. The geriatric specialists at Providence can help you follow a testing timeline for preventive screenings that meets your needs. You can find a Providence geriatric specialist using our provider directory.  Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

 

About the Author

From how to identify and treat heart diseases to exercise tips to maintain an active lifestyle, the Providence Senior's Health team is committed to providing real-world advice that is hyper-relevant to helping those 65+ find ways stay young at heart

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