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Pediatric Adolescent Care - Forest Hills

Pediatric Adolescent Care

What is an Adolescent Health Specialist? 

 
If your child is between the ages of 11 and 21 years, he or she may benefit from the care of an adolescent health specialist.

Today’s adolescents face tremendous social and academic pressures, as well as potentially life-threatening illnesses, habits, and behaviors. Adolescent health specialists have the training and expertise to help teens and young adults with their complex physical, behavioral, and emotional health care needs—from physical exams and immunizations to reproductive and mental health care.

What Types of Treatments Do Adolescent Health Specialists Provide?Adolescent health specialists provide adolescents and young adults with comprehensive care and treatment for a variety of problems and conditions, including:

  • Physical exams required for driver’s permits, college entrance, and sports participation
  • Sports medicine and orthopedic problems, such as scoliosis
  • Growth and development issues
  • Acute or chronic illness, from strep throat to asthma, diabetes, or cerebral palsy
  • Headaches, chest pain, and other aches
  • Gynecologic and reproductive health/sexuality issues
  • School, learning, and attention problems
  • Nutrition, obesity, and eating disorders
  • Drug, alcohol, and tobacco use prevention and counseling
  • Psychosocial problems including depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, and sleep problems