Well Adolescent Visit- 14+
Having a yearly physical exam with your teen allows the doctor to keep track of changes in physical, mental, and social development. These visits are also a chance for us to check on educational goals and to perform necessary sports physicals required for participation. During each visit your teenager will have time alone with the doctor; this not only encourages your teenagers to learn responsibility for their own health but also is an opportunity for the doctor to discuss adolescent health and safety issues. In addition the doctor can also offer advice about avoiding unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, drinking and risk of sexually transmitted diseases.