US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations: Test your skills with these 5 questions
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Edward A. Jackson, MD, FAAFP, is the Medical Director of AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at East Orlando, FL. Dr. Jackson is also a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, and at Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Jackson is a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

Question 1 of 5

A 31-year-old White man comes to your office for a pre-employment physical examination. He says he feels well, takes no medications, and has no health concerns.

The physical examination findings are unremarkable, except for his blood pressure (BP), which is 150/92 mm Hg.

What should you do about his elevated BP?

Obtain other BP readings outside the office to confirm a diagnosis of hypertension.

Start a first-line BP agent.

Attribute this BP elevation to “white coat hypertension."

Schedule him for a BP check every 3 months.

This quiz is not accredited for CME.

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