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Get Regular Checkups

Your doctor or nurse can help you stay healthy. Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need to be seen for a routine checkup. Use this time to bring up any health concerns or questions you have. Make sure to ask about:
•   Alcohol use
•   Depression
•   Weight

Screening Tests

 

 

Ages 18-39

Blood Pressure Test [+-]

•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test) [+-]

•   Get a Pap test every 3 years if you are 21 or older and have a cervix.
•   If you are 30 or older, you can get a Pap test and HPV test together every 5 years.

Gonorrhea Test [+-]

•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Chlamydia Test [+-]

•   Get tested for chlamydia yearly through age 24 if you are sexually active or pregnant.
•   Age 25 and older, get tested for chlamydia if you are at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Cholesterol Test [+-]

•   Starting at age 20, get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Diabetes Screening [+-]

•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

HIV Test [+-]

•   Get tested for HIV at least once.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.
•   All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.

Syphilis Test [+-]

•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.

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Ages 40 – 49

Blood Pressure Test [+-]

•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram) [+-]

•   Discuss with your doctor or nurse.

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test) [+-]

•   Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 3 years if you have a cervix.

Chlamydia Test [+-]

•   Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

Cholesterol Test [+-]

•   Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Diabetes Screening [+-]

•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test [+-]

•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk, pregnant or not pregnant.

HIV Test [+-]

•   Get tested for HIV at least once.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.
•   All pregnant women need to be tested for HIV.

Syphilis Test [+-]

•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk or pregnant.

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Ages 50 – 64

Blood Pressure Test [+-]

•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Bone Mineral Density Test (Osteoporosis Screening) [+-]

•   Discuss with your doctor or nurse if you are at risk of osteoporosis

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram) [+-]

•   Starting at age 50, get screened every 1-2 years

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test) [+-]

•   Get a Pap test and HPV test together every 3 years if you have a cervix.

Chlamydia Test [+-]

•   Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Cholesterol Test [+-]

•   Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Using Fecal Occult Blood Testing, Sigmoidoscopy, or Colonoscopy) [+-]

•   Starting at age 50, get screened for colorectal cancer.
•   Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Diabetes Screening [+-]

•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test [+-]

•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

HIV Test [+-]

•   Get tested for HIV at least once.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse because you may need more frequent tests.

Syphilis Test [+-]

•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

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Ages 64 & Older

Blood Pressure Test [+-]

•   Get tested at least every 2 years if you have normal blood pressure (lower than 120/80).
•   Get tested once a year if you have blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89.
•   Discuss treatment with your doctor or nurse if you have blood pressure 140/90 or higher.

Bone Mineral Density Test (Osteoporosis Screening) [+-]

•   Get this test at least once at age 65 or older.
•   Talk to your doctor or nurse about repeat testing.

Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram) [+-]

•   Get screened every 1-2 years through age 74.
•   Age 75 and older, ask your doctor or nurse if you need to be screened.

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test) [+-]

Ask your doctor or nurse if you need to get a Pap test.

Chlamydia Test [+-]

•   Get tested for chlamydia if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

Cholesterol Test [+-]

•   Get a cholesterol test regularly if you are at increased risk for heart disease.
•   Ask your doctor or nurse how often you need your cholesterol tested.

Colorectal Cancer Screening (Using Fecal Occult Blood Testing, Sigmoidoscopy, or Colonoscopy) [+-]

•   Get screened for colorectal cancer through age 75.
•   Talk to your doctor or nurse about which screening test is best for you and how often you need it.

Diabetes Screening [+-]

•   Get screened for diabetes if your blood pressure is higher than 135/80 or if you take medicine for high blood pressure.

Gonorrhea Test [+-]

•   Get tested for gonorrhea if you are sexually active and at increased risk.

HIV Test [+-]

•   Get tested for HIV at least once if you are age 65 and have never been tested.
•   Get tested if you are at increased risk for HIV.
•   Discuss your risk with your doctor or nurse.

Syphilis Test [+-]

•   Get tested for syphilis if you are at increased risk.

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“I went for a mammogram last Thursday, arrived at the hospital at 6:45 a.m. and was driving away at 7:08am. That was even changing my medical insurance. Now that’s service!! No excuses that it takes too much time! Pleasant people also!”

~Bonnie Triplett, Olivia

PHYSICIANS & Providers

RC Hospital & Clinic’s team consists of some of the finest physicians and providers in Minnesota dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding health education. You can expect the same excellent RC Hospital & Clinic’s care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.

Specialists

RC Hospital & Clinics’ specialty providers are a team of more than 20 physicians dedicated to providing you and your family with patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible care.

Audiology (Hearing)

  • Kristen Benjaminson, AuD

  • Rebecca Thiesse, AuD

Cardiology

  • John Bernhardson, MD

  • Jacob R. Dutcher, MD

  • Bernard R. Erickson, MD

  • John Mahowald, MD

  • Jamie M. Pelzel, MD

  • Wade T. Schmidt, MD

  • Daniel J. Tiede, MD

  • Jay H. Traverse, MD

  • Howard Zimring, MD

General Surgery

  • Jared Slater, MD, FACS

Nephrology

  • Bryan Rolph, MD

  • Erin Osmundson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Peter Sanders, MD

  • Matthew Bennet, PA-C

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Martin Janning, MD

Pathology

  • Lee L. Cafferty, MD

  • Kent Donelan, MD

  • Leah Dvorak, MD

  • Raquel Walsh Jahnke, MD

  • Steven Vanderwerf, MD

Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Bruce Neumann, MD

Radiology

  • Services provided by Suburban Imaging.

Sleep Studies

  • Martin Janning, MD

Telestroke

  • Kenneth Shea, MD

  • Muhammed Suri, MD, MBBS

  • Vikram Jadjav, MBBS

Urology

  • Neil M. Skemp, MD