HEALTH LINKS 2018-08-15T18:17:43+00:00

Health Links

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin

We, at Belmont Medical Associates, are committed to providing you and your family with the excellent medical care you have come to know and expect. Our sentiments echo Franklin’s famous quote and we encourage you to visit the links below to aid in your wellness journey. Check back frequently as we add new resources for your continued health and well being.

www.cms.gov

www.needymeds.org

www.rxassist.org

www.beactivekids.org

www.heart.org/HEARTORG

www.diabetes.org

www.healthychildren.org

Men

Men should visit their doctor every one to three years for these routine screenings and procedures:

  • Physical exam
  • Height and weight
  • Immunizations
  • Colon cancer screening(starting at age 50)
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Tobacco use screening and counseling

Women

Women should visit their doctor every one to three years for these routine screenings and procedures:

  • Physical exam
  • Bone density test
  • Chlamydia screening (until age 24)
  • Colon cancer screening (starting at age 50)
  • Height and weight
  • Immunizations
  • Mammogram (consult your doctor on when to begin)
  • Pap test(starting at age 21)
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Tobacco use screening and counseling

Children

Children should visit their doctor for these routine screenings and procedures:

  • Physical exam
  • Developmental and behavioral assessment
  • Height/weight/length
  • Immunizations
  • Chlamydia screening (for sexually active girls)
  • Hemoglobin
  • Discuss the timing and appropriateness of all screenings with your doctor.
  • Dental Varnish (for children under age of 5)

Dental Varnish for Kids

Poor oral health can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life and overall health. In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than his/her first birthday according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Belmont Medical conducts routine dental inspection as a part of every child’s well visits. We also maintain a list of oral health partners such as dentists, endodontists, oral surgeons, periodontist and orthodontists from which to refer to. Belmont Medical also provides dental varnish for children under 5 years of age. A routine dental inspection is part of every child’s well visit.