Teens do still need annual well exams. These checkups are important to ensure proper physical growth, maintain immunizations, and address common concerns such as acne, weight issues and sexuality. The well appointment also serves as an opportunity to address difficult issues that are common for this age group. Often, teens struggle with issues of self-esteem, peer pressure, stress and depression. Additionally, many face choices about drinking, smoking, drugs and sexual activity. The decisions and choices made during adolescence can impact a child for a lifetime.
Teenage years can be tough. We are here to help. Teen years are a good time to begin learning about healthcare. We believe teens should begin taking a role in the whole process during this time. Appointments will be primarily with the patient only. The teen appointment can be in-depth, is often lengthy and confidentiality guidelines apply.
Information for Parents:
- Your Teen 12-18 years old
- Mental Health and Teens: Watch for Danger Signs
- Communicating Beyond the Family
- Talking to Teens About Drugs and Alcohol
- Helping Teens Resist Pressure to Try Drugs
- When a Teen Wants to Drop Out
- Learning Problems in Teens
- Next Stop Adulthood: Tips For Parents
- Adolescent Sexuality: Talk the Talk Before They Walk the Walk
- Sex and Sexuality: What Teens Really Need to Know
- Body Odor in Teens (Video)
- General Rules for Disciplining Teens
- When Eating Gets Out of Control in Teens
- Curfews and Bedtimes for Teens
- Are Your Kids Protected from Cancer Caused by HPV?
- Immunizations for Teenagers and Young Adults
- Teen suicide: What parents need to know
Information for Young Adults with Special Needs:
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