Adolescent Medicine

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Keeping boys and girls healthy through the teenage years is a fine balance of hormones, emotions, minimizing health risks and recognizing the root source of common medical symptoms (headaches, acne, and abdominal pain).

The St.Vincent approach includes a comprehensive medical evaluation with a sensitive ear for listening. In this way, our board-certified pediatrician, specializing in adolescent medicine, becomes the quarterback for your child’s care plan.

Some of these doctors also specialize in adolescent gynecology and are trained to provide compassionate gynecologic care for menstrual issues, STDs, and if needed family planning.

We also treat primary care illness and administer sports physicals.

Some teens also have medical conditions that continue to limit activities and school performance. In these cases, we coordinate care and provide consultation with other PMCH specialists.

Adolescent Medicine Services

  • Primary care for teens and young adults, including well-adolescent visits
  • Sports participation and annual physicals
  • Adolescent gynecology and family planning
  • Evaluation and management of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Consultative services for specific problems including gynecological and menstrual issues, eating disorders, behavioral problems and diagnostic dilemma

We focus on concerns prevalent to teenagers such as acne, asthma, early hypertension, sexual development and recurrent pain syndromes like headaches, chest pain, and abdominal pain. We also stress preventive health care and educate teens about the importance of taking responsibility for their good health.

Commonly addressed issues include:

  • Assessment of growth and development
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety, ADHD)
  • Nutrition, weight management and exercise
  • School performance
  • Sexuality and sexual behavior

Additional pediatricians focused on adolescent medicine can be found HERE.

Adolescent Medicine Specialist

 

Comprehensive Approach

The St.Vincent approach includes a comprehensive medical evaluation with a sensitive ear for listening. In this way, our board-certified pediatrician, specializing in adolescent medicine, becomes the quarterback for your child’s care plan.

Trained Doctors

Some of these doctors also specialize in adolescent gynecology and are trained to provide compassionate gynecologic care for menstrual issues, STDs, and if needed family planning

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PMCH Specialists

We also treat primary care illness and administer sports physicals. Some teens also have medical conditions that continue to limit activities and school performance. In these cases, we coordinate care and provide consultation with other PMCH specialists.

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