Pediatric and Adolescent Care

Healthy Living from Day One

During the adolescent period, the transition occurs from childhood into adulthood. During these appointments it is important to allow your teenager or young adult to talk openly. Young patients may need to talk about weight and healthy eating, exercise, or illness like asthma or diabetes. Mood swings may also come with this age. We can help diagnose which ones are normal and when they may be more serious concerns such as depression, which often goes untreated in young patients. As they develop they may want to talk about their developing sexuality. For girls, these may include problems with menstruation, cramps, heavy bleeding or delayed menstruation; for boys, emissions, unusual development and delayed puberty. For all young patients, birth control options and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases can be discussed confidentially with our providers and nurses.

Childhood Preventative Health Care Schedule

After your baby is born, the first visit should be 2-3 days after bringing baby home. For experienced parents, this initial visit may be delayed for 1-2 weeks.

After that, it is recommended that visits occur at the following stages (this more be more or less visits depending on your child's health or parenting experience):

  • By 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 1 year
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 % years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 8 years
  • 10 years
  • Each year after until age 21

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