SDPeds-Teens

Teenagers clearly have much different medical needs than they did when they were babies, but just because a teen has received all of his immunizations does not mean that he doesn’t need to see his doctor for an annual check-up.

Teen healthcare is important, since teenagers’ bodies go through a number of changes, like growth spurts and puberty. New lifestyle changes and pressures also begin to take shape during one’s teen years as a child gains more responsibilities and independence. These changes and added pressures can impact one’s physical, emotional and psychological health, as well as set the stage for a teen’s outcome as an adult. Some of life’s most important decisions are made during one’s teenage years, particularly when it comes to their health and wellness.

Healthy habits, such as a balanced and nutritious diet and participation in physical and social activities, can help teens look and feel their best. Healthy lifestyles can also help teens to better in school, succeed in sports and other hobbies, and establish a lifestyle of disease prevention into adulthood.

Our practice is equipped to attend to all of our patients’ needs from infancy through adolescence, including a full range of teen healthcare services. Common areas of concerns for our teen patients are nutrition, sports, injuries, mental health, puberty, sexuality and adjusting to academic and social pressures. Our physicians regularly manage teen healthcare by providing a safe, neutral setting where teens can feel comfortable asking the questions they need answers to and receiving advice to keep them healthy and strong into adulthood.

The physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of your teen is important for his or her development during a time when many changes are taking place. Help your child take ownership of his healthcare. Call the office to schedule your teen’s annual check-up today!