Slide 58. Patient Case 3

Presentation describes the methods used by the US Preventive Services Task Force to develop recommendations.

Patient Case 3

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  • A 66-year-old female presents at your clinic and was initially examined by your physician assistant (PA) for evaluation of the treatment for her 12-year history of hypertension.

    She has been a pack-a-day smoker since she was in college 45 years ago, but she does not drink alcohol. She is 20 years post-menopausal, and she reports annual, normal Pap smears for the last 10 years.

    She has been in a mutually monogamous relationship since her last STI screen in 1989.

    While evaluating the adequacy of her hypertension treatment, you want to take advantage of this clinical opportunity to offer recommended preventive services.

    After discussing this patient with a consulting clinical pharmacologist, what would be the next appropriate management steps for this patient?


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Page last reviewed October 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 58. Patient Case 3. October 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/ppip/ppipslides/ppiplongsl58.html