Adolescent Medicine is our specialty in caring for young people 10 to 21 years of age. Our comprehensive Adolescent Medicine team is expert in attending to the physical, emotional and social needs of people from puberty through young adulthood, and provides consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for health issues that commonly arise during these years.
As a Result Adolescent Medicine is important as your child becomes older, his or her health needs change. At Emed Pediatrics of Jacksonville, our doctors and staff are highly trained in adolescent medicine. In addition, we even offer exam rooms specifically for adolescents and young adults.
Because it’s important for teens to discuss sensitive health issues, and our pediatricians provide a safe, comfortable environment for your pre-teen, teenager, or young adult to and receive advice and treatment appropriate for his or her specific age group.
Especially relevant should your child need a referral to an OB/GYN or mental health provider, we will gladly make a recommendation to a qualified provider upon your request.
Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood and has its share of challenges, decisions and discoveries. It is a time of physical, psychological and social growth. As a result of the process of making these changes adolescents are experimenting and testing limits. In the dependence-independence struggles, the choices adolescents make can affect their health for the rest of their life.
Finally, Issues with a high prevalence during adolescence are frequently addressed by providers. These include: