Adolescent Medical Care
As a child grows and enters their teenage years, their body goes through many changes. Between the ages of 11 and 18 years, they are considered adolescents and require specific care. Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, has a team of providers trained in adolescent medical care to support teenagers’ wellbeing through this stage of growth and development.
Adolescents have complex physical and mental health concerns — more so than younger age groups. Adolescent medicine is a branch of pediatric care focusing on teenagers and young adults' health and well-being. It's also the first step for teens to learn how to take care of their health needs themselves, rather than relying on a parent or guardian.
Adolescent medicine is age-focused patient care. For teens and young adults, this may include:
- Healthy lifestyle habits
- Sexual health
- Hormone issues
- Menstrual issues
- Nutrition and weight management
- Skin care
- Substance abuse
- Stress management
- School, family, and home concerns
- Social pressures
- Sexuality- and gender-related topics
- Eating disorders
- Depression or anxiety
Teens often find it difficult to talk about these subjects. The providers at Village Pediatric Group create a safe, non-judgmental environment where adolescents can feel comfortable about opening up.
An adolescent health check monitors the same health areas as a standard annual health check, plus those that apply only to this age group. The appointment tends to be longer to give your teen more time with their doctor. It's typical for this age group to feel shy talking about their concerns. This extra time gives them an opportunity to speak without feeling rushed or self-conscious.
Adolescent Medicine Doctors in Tuckahoe, NY
Going through the development period of adolescence can be a time of confusion. Partnering with an adolescent medicine team like Village Pediatric Group provides your child with the best chance of a healthy teenage life as they move into adulthood. Make an appointment today over the phone at (914) 771-7070 or through the online booking tool.